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    Posted: Jan 08 2013 at 9:47pm
Do you think it would help or hurt your application (be it work or school)? I mean as a black person? Sure they put it as optional, reporting to the gov./non-discriminatory....but how true is the latter? I know some people would say they'd find out when they call you for an interview (not all schools do tho).
I always thought 2 things about it: 1) if you select black, it may be to your advantage if they need to meet a minority quota....someone told me this....and 2) they may turn you down because of your race. 
 I asked some people this and they say the same thing.
Do you  think it would help or hurt you (esp. if it's a predom. non-black area)?
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girl I won't lie I put other if I canLOL then I write Nigerian. If I did bad on a test I use to mark whiteStern Smile
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Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:

girl I won't lie I put other if I canLOL then I write Nigerian. If I did bad on a test I use to mark whiteStern Smile

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Well, in my opinion.......not putting  black may help get more interviews.....but if they are not going to hire a black person then you wasted your time going on an interview......
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Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:

 If I did bad on a test I use to mark whiteStern Smile
I like thisLOL
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I ignore or put other, to peak their interest Tongue
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Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

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I always wondered about those "are you latino", "if not, what is your race" questions on job applications Confused
My theory is that companies favor "latinos" based on the stereotype of their work ethic and ability to get the job done for lower pay. Racist as hell, but hey, this is the goo 'ol US of A. Ermm


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I've put asian/pacific islander before
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