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Claim a Name: Name Discrimination and Résumé Whitening [WATCH]



Underrepresented professionals who “whiten” their resumes have better success landing job Interviews. Professionals “white-wash” their resumes to mask their race or ethnicity and avoid being screened out of the job application process because of their name. Ridiculous, right?


In this short story, Claim a Name, Mary Morton and Bimma Williams discuss how avoiding name discrimination played into his mother’s decision making when she was picking his birth name.


Don’t hide your identity, show your true energy.