Amber told me about this maybe 3 days ago.
'Studies of resumes have found that people with black-sounding names are less likely to get callbacks. "20/20" put 22 pairs of names to the test, posting identical resumes except for the names at the top. The resumes with the white-sounding names were actually downloaded 17 percent more often by job recruiters than the resumes with black-sounding names."
- 20 "Whitest" Girl Names
Molly Amy Claire Emily Katie Madeline Katelyn Emma Abigail Carly Jenna Heather Katherine Caitlin Kaitlin Holly Allison Kaitlyn Hannah Kathryn
- 20 "Blackest" Girl Names
Imani Ebony Shanice Aaliyah Precious Nia Deja Diamond Asia Aliyah Jada Tierra Tiara Kiara Jazmine Jasmin Jazmin Jasmine Alexus Raven
- 20 "Whitest" Boy Names
JakeConnor Tanner Wyatt Cody Dustin Luke Jack Scott Logan Cole Lucas Bradley Jacob Garrett Dylan Maxwell Hunter Brett Colin
- 20 "Blackest" Boy Names
DeShawn DeAndre Marquis Darnell Terrell Malik Trevon Tyrone Willie Dominique Demetrius Reginald Jamal Maurice Jalen Darius Xavier Terrance Andre Darryl
They also played a game with little children that required them to answer the question 'who would you most likely want to play with based on their name, Jake or Trevon?" of course the white children would choose to play with "Jake" over "Trevon"..
They also asked another white child,"based on the name which kid would be most likely to 'steal' a cookie, Molly or Shanice?Again, the kids said that Shanice would be more likely to steal a cookie just based on the name.
Damn skippy, Shanice would steal the cookie,and eat that mug right infront of you too! But seriously, I have a very eccentric name, I wonder how many times I've been passed over for an interview just based off of that. Sad.