Blacks and Latinos with no criminal history find jobs hunting more difficult than whites released from prison
Devah Pager, a first-rate sociologist at Harvard, has just died at the age of 46. She did outstanding work exploring racial discrimination in particular, and in her memory I’m posting this journal article she wrote about an experiment that shows how much more difficult it is for blacks and Latinos to be hired. Indeed, blacks and Latinos with no criminal history found it as difficult to get jobs as whites just released from prison. RIP, Devah.