Labor market discrimination is rampant. Every research that’s done, at least here in the Netherlands, tells the same story. Even though the Netherlands is very egalitarian, open and multi-cultural, our unconscious bias when it comes to selecting candidates from resumes makes all the difference.
Earlier this year research from several different universities showed that even criminals convicted of violent crimes have a bigger chance of getting invited to a job interview than Mohamed or Abdul with a perfect record. For their research, they send out exact replicas of cover letters and resumes where the white names admitted in