As reported in the New York Times last week, new tactics are being employed by African Americans who are seeking employment in these tough economic times they are "Whitening their Resume"
I was pretty surprised that people employ these tactics until I read the article. While some point to the election of President Barack Obama as proof we are living in post racial times this article should remove all doubt that race continues to play an important role in determining who benefits and who doesn't.
Can you imagine removing an association that identifies your race from your resume? Can you imagine using initials in your name because a potential employer may assume your name sounds "black"? Some will say that this is illegal but we all know that just because a behavior is illegal doesn't mean people don't do it.
The people interviewed for this article all have impressive resumes but can't get a first interview. The vision of a post racial society is an incredible dream! Too bad it is not the reality for many of us!
Whitening of the Resume