7 Examples of Racial Bias in Job Descriptions

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Racial bias in job descriptions can be unconscious, but it happens quite often.

Here are 7 examples of racial bias Ongig’s Text Analyzer finds when scanning our clients’ job descriptions.

1. Bias Against Black Candidates

There are some obvious and not so obvious phrases that cause racial bias against Black candidates in job descriptions. For example, the word “blacklist” or “blacklisting” is a term used in cybersecurity job descriptions. A blog from Finjan Cybersecurity defines blacklisting as:

“… a computer blacklist details known malicious or suspicious entities that shouldn’t be allowed access or running (execution) rights, in a system or network.”

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