What can you do if you’re being discriminated against because you’re the same race (or for that matter, ethnicity) as the person doing the hiring?
As anyone who has encountered discrimination can tell you, fighting back against institutionalized racism is no easy matter. Not only do you have to prove it beyond any doubt whatsoever with concrete evidence, but you also have to prove a consistent, continued pattern and history of the practice (in most cases, and I’m not a lawyer, so I can’t speak to what’s required to substantiate a claim of workplace racism or discrimination that will float).
Nicole Franklin has made (or is making) a documentary on the topic, and I want to encourage all of our readers (all ten of ’em, right?) to support this woman’s important work and let us know what you think of the clip below and what she’s trying to draw attention to.