So, to me, your earlier example of "black people all like fried chicken" is only prejudice, but when prejudice is tied in with the application of institutional power and it has effects like making it dramatically harder for black people to get jobs, it crosses the line into racism whether it is conscious or unconscious."Racism - Racial prejudice and discrimination that are supported by institutional power and authority. The critical element that differentiates racism from prejudice and discrimination is the use of institutional power and authority to support prejudices and enforce discriminatory behaviors in systematic ways with far-reaching outcomes and effects."
-Enid Lee, Deborah Menkart and Margo Okazawa-Rey (eds.) Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development
Either way though, we agree on the substance- employers are prejudiced against black people and that is causing a situation where black people have a much harder time getting jobs. Whatever we want to call that, it's a serious problem.
This is a good discussion! Much appreciated!