Black, Unlike Me

Posted by Lizzie on 09/29/05

Timothy Noah has an interesting theory on why he didn’t get the job:

An alternative interpretation of Goldberg’s experience, and mine, is that our prospective bosses didn’t want to hire us, but they also didn’t want to hurt our feelings, so they fibbed. To be told you’ve been turned down for a job because you’re white is to be told it isn’t really your fault. I wouldn’t recommend it as a dodge, because it’s always a bad idea to bring race into sensitive matters when race isn’t really relevant. But maybe the dodge was employed nonetheless.

Yeah — we wouldn’t recommend it for a different reason: Namely, that it’s the worst dodge ever.

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