Most people in California would agree that racial relations have improved since the 1960s. Many may even point to the recent election of black president as evidence that the country is on the right track. However, for many people of color, the last quarter century has brought few changes.
One area in which blacks still seem to face discrimination is in the workplace. A report recently appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences outlining an intense study conducted on the hiring practices for more than 25,000 job openings across the country. Data from experiments regularly performed over the decades was analyzed and compiled to ascertain whether businesses have improved in hiring people of color who are well qualified for available jobs.