(Campaign for America's Future) -- That old nursery rhyme we learned as children isn’t quite true anymore. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but your name can hurt your chances of getting a job.
If you want to know why African Americans and Latinos have higher unemployment rates than whites, just ask Joe Zamora and Yolanda Spivey.
The black unemployment rate is consistently twice that of whites, and the Latino unemployment rate is about half again as high as whites. Unemployed African Americans are likely to go without work longer, There’s no consensus as to why, but discrimination has a lot to do with it.
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Meet Joe. He used to be José. No matter how many resumes José sent out, he never got a job interview. When José became Joe, potential employers started calling.