NPR unintentionally reveals the existence of “black privilege”

This three minute audio segment from NPR is called “Blind hiring, while well meaning, may create unintended consequences.”

It says that “blind hiring” is a process where job applicants are interviewed by computer instead of in person, so there is no bias regarding gender or race. Applicants are given online tests such as doing a math problem, or writing computer code.

I think this is a great idea.

In the NPR audio segment, the “unintended consequence” of “blind hiring” is explained by a black female college student, who complains that under “blind hiring,” she would not get special treatment.

In the comment section, someone wrote:

“The response of the black female student to blind hiring shows that in today’s job market male whites are not the privileged group.”

I think that commentor makes a great point.

It appears as if NPR has unintentionally revealed the existence of “black privilege.”

You can hear the three minute NPR audio at http://www.npr.org/2016/04/12/473912220/blind-hiring-while-well-meaning-may-create-unintended-consequences

 

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April 12, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics, Racism.

4 Comments

  1. EDell replied:

    “The response of the black female student to blind hiring shows that in today’s job market male whites are not the privileged group.”

    Yeah, that’s pretty funny stuff. I guess the 85% or so of employees who are white in America can’t consider themselves as a privileged group for having jobs.

  2. HMichaelH replied:

    It’s not just “Black Privilege.” It has become truly “Black Power.” It came into full flower the day the inaugurated a Negro President. The Negro population of our Nation has run criminally rampant ever since.

    • veni replied:

      Bad News for a racist person; Obama is not a ‘negro’.
      Bad News for all Americans; Obama is not an American.

  3. veni replied:

    Racism is bad for America. The ‘lawmakers’ politicians and media who perpetuate and instigate it are all complicit. If we do not see ourselves as Americans who want to make America a better place for all, free from government tyranny, who understand the meaning and purpose of this countries founding purpose, there is little hope for positive change.

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