How an ethnic-sounding name may affect the job hunt - The Globe and Mail
You may have a string of prestigious degrees and years of experience in Canada, but potential employers may never get that far into your résumé if your name sounds foreign, a new study has found.
An underlying reason appears to be subconscious discrimination, the researchers suggest.
“What we think is happening is recruiters have to go through piles of résumés very quickly. If they see an unfamiliar name, they may get an initial first reaction that they have concerns about whether the person has the social and language skills the job requires,” said Philip Oreopoulos, assistant professor of economics at the University of Toronto and co-author of the study.It didn't. I specifically addressed that and said it didn't affect his integrity.Why did it fly over your head that Jindal wanted an American name in America, not an Indian name in America? Like my neighbor's kid.
These points really are too complex for you, aren't they? Obama giving his daughter a Russian name and shortening it by using another Russian nickname doesn't call into question his integrity either. That's the point. How people decide to address their racial heritage and what they identify as is not an indicator of their integrity by any means of the imagination. That's been the point from day one. That's why I cited Piyush, Ludmya, McCain, Warren and Obama. They're all examples of people addressing their heritage in different ways that A) are irrelevant to their politics and B) don't relate to their integrity.By the way, Sasha Obama's real name is Natasha. You think Obama wanted everyone to not think she was Russian when he bestowed her nickname on her?
And once again, the application of nicknames is as relevant to the Warren story as the color of my bedspread.