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Tiffany Haddish: ‘On All My Applications, I Check That I’m A White Woman’

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  1. Sascha says:

    Read this same article the other day. This was is unfortunately poorly written compared to the other one. Come on Necole, bring back your great writers!!!!

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  2. Marie says:

    #blackgirlmagic is about embracing yourself as a black woman not disguising yourself as another race. The way this article is written hurts my heart for us honest black women who land jobs due to merit not based on a “white name” or hiding behind false information on an application.

    Hopefully we don’t have too many impressionable girls reading this article checking “white” on their college/work applications. PLEASE being yourself and authentic is the best! Love yourself as who you are and market yourself as just that!

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  3. Shari Amor says:

    I did that once, and that job blew my phone and email up. I didn’t get back in contact with them, b/c I was offered a better paying job…as a black woman.

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  4. I just feel like What’s truly for Shaniqua Jenkins is for Shaniqua Jenkins.

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  5. Affirmative action has worked more for white woman than anyone else, so….

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  6. Is this legal? Could they not hire because you lied on your application? xoNecole please verify? We need another article from an hr professional in regards to this

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    1. Kimmy says:

      Agreed!!! Can we get more informed writers?? This is a pretty sad article that is counteractive to #blackgirlmagic

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  7. Tierra Coles says:

    I wanted to do that a few times… but my name is too….ethnic

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    1. DO IT! I met a white girl named Felisha

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    2. Tierra Coles says:

      I’m going to try it

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    3. Tierra Coles says:

      See how many call backs I get

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    4. La Kara says:

      I do it. Change my name to Kara. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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  8. Stacy Reed says:

    Work the system, don’t let the system work you! lol

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  9. I’m doing this on my next bank loan application. I’m so serious!!

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  10. LaLa Brown says:

    Ain’t nothing wrong with being transracial

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  11. Affirmative action has been proven to benefit White women most anyway, no? Either way, I’m so here for Ms. Haddish!

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  12. I never thought of doing that lol but I won’t get the job once my black ass show up 4 the interview.

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  13. Jae Monae says:

    Well, most hiring managers can’t see demographic information…so there’s that. Only administrators on the ATS can see the EEOC info.. only if the report is pulled from HR. So if you’re still filling out PAPER applications from an employer…you probably don’t wanna work there, anyway. Trust me

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  14. Lol I’ve done that!! Sad we gotta play these games but it is what it is!!

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  15. Baby. That’s next on my list. Do y’all see Sammy Sosa? Ah shiiiii. && just remember, check Asian if it’s a tech job!

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  16. I’ve done the same in the past. Also, the fact that my name and location has given some employers the impression that I’m anything other than black has been an advantage as well. Now, once I go to the interview, that’s a whole different topic.

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    1. Kimberly says:

      Most of the apps that I checked “white/ Caucasian” were in luxury retail; I could tell some people were taken aback, but none of them ever addressed it.. but I never got those jobs.

      Most of my experience has been with resume’ profiling: I’ve been on interviews where I could tell when the employers weren’t expecting me to be black. There was one interview that stood out with the interviewer who kept asking me the same questions in different ways about my previous employment in biotech. She kept asking why was I laid off and my job duties(like it was so hard for her to believe that worked in that field), then she kept telling me how I wouldn’t be a good fit for her company, so I replied that there was no need to further waste my time with 21 questions.
      Now, I’m in a comfortable day job (almost 5 years) with a black manager, a majority black staff, I have my own business and I no longer have to deal with the racial and political shenanigans of the job search… at least for now.

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    2. Yes I too have done that .. Hey at least it gets you in to work your black girl magic

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    3. What happened when you got to the interview, please advise?

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    4. Good for you, glad you have a great job. And thank you for the explanation. Honestly I always think twice when I approach the ethnicity question as well. I think we all do.

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  17. This isn’t gonna work for me

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    1. It’s cool; Imma keep my name the way it is ❤️ I love it even if others don’t know how to say it, want me to shorten it, or I don’t get a certain job. I’ll still be able to advance my career, no worries! God’s got my back 💯

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      1. Nikola says:

        Your name is beautiful! Women who are confident with who they are embrace themselves are they are, those are lacking in self-esteem would probably change their name…. you go girl

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    2. Just initial the first name lol

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  18. Daisy Taylor says:

    She so truthfully funny

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  19. Edith Mendat says:

    I did not know you could do that… impressive

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    1. Fazila Kyng says:

      A background check won’t tell your race annnd if you lie, are they seriously gonna ask you why? Nope (but if they do, make that quizzical blank stare we all do when a racially tense question is asked 😐😶😔🙄…

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  20. Be Moore says:

    Yes, unfortunately I’ve done this on job applications. Or I’ll choose the option, “Two or more races”.

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    1. Tishie Jones says:

      I always choose two or more

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  21. someone told me that i should put down that I am white for any standardized test .. like the gre act, sat… so …

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  22. I used to this all the time. Lol

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  23. I have a Russian first name and a British last name. Where’s my job?

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  24. I ain’t hardly see he in any roles and the ones I did clearly was meant for a sista

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  25. Chas Johnson says:

    I used to do tht all the time when applying for jobs, and would always get called back the look of shock on their faces was priceless

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  26. My daughter has done this and had the jobs blowing up her phone for an interview. Sad that we’ve got to change our race on paper for them to read our experience and skills, smh oh well.

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  27. It’s a shame that anyone would have to do that. Many times the resumes with more “ethnic” names are ignored or discarded, regardless of skill and qualifications. ‘Murica!

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  28. Y’all don’t miss her tomorrow night on Saturday night live. She’s making history. Maybe she can revive it lmao!

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  29. I always choose two or more races and always get a call back. Plus, my name is Valencia. They never think I’m black lmao.

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  30. I’ve used my middle name…cuz “Isha” resumes don’t get called back.

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  31. Janisha says:

    Definitely don’t think it will work for me once they see my name LMAO!!!! I love my name though

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  32. We need to do this… just tell them it was a mistake when we get to the interview

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  33. She’s a little too ratchet for my tastes

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  34. Who was she fooling bc as soon as she opens her mouth you can tell she ain’t lol

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    1. Fazila Kyng says:

      Jamie Foxx did this too though. The whole name is a moniker so the casting crew wouldn’t be able to tell his sex or race before the audition. I’m wit it.

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