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Blind Applications

Filling out application for employment

UK Government research shows that people with non-English sounding names have to make 74% more applications to get a job interview than those with English-sounding names, even though they have similar qualifications, experience and CVs. Because of this some organisations have developed a procedure for “blind applications”.

Rights not Red Tape

Stephen Lawrence

Lee Jasper recently declared that: “The monitoring [data collection and analysis] that started rigorously following the death of Stephen Lawrence is being abandoned. Doreen Lawrence has complained about it. Other black activists have complained about it. But the Government calls it ‘red tape’, which shows their lack of interest in promoting equality”.   We are he says “now in a position where we can’t even assess the extent of racism.”


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