When hiring people of color, hiring women of color and HR departments in America’s public sector are making it harder for African Americans and Latinos to get the jobs they want, according to a new report by the Human Rights Campaign.
The report, released on Tuesday, found that the government is making hiring decisions based on racial bias in favor of white candidates and lessening protections for people of Color.
It found that hiring decisions are often based on “race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, and other factors.”
And it noted that hiring and hiring practices have changed in recent years as hiring managers have adopted a more open-minded attitude towards hiring.
The HR departments of federal, state and local governments are all working to address the problem, HR chief Jen Psaki said in a statement on Tuesday.
“As more diversity in government comes to light, the American public needs a better understanding of the different kinds of diversity they’re seeking, and of how they’re being treated by those seeking to hire them,” Psaki added.
The study, called Black, Latino and Women of Color, found disparities in the hiring process in public and private sector jobs.
The researchers found that African Americans are more than twice as likely to be hired than whites in government positions, with the disparities most severe in the military.
They found that Hispanic women are significantly more likely to get jobs than other groups, with minorities in the federal workforce being twice as much as white women in private-sector positions.
They also found that in public-sector jobs, Black and Latino women are less likely to receive equal pay and working conditions than white women, and are also less likely than white men to have access to health insurance.
“The fact that Black and Latinx women are more likely than other minorities to be underrepresented in the workforce reflects systemic racism in America, not just a need to hire more people of colour,” Psakis said.
The report comes after President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers called for a ban on hiring practices that favor white candidates. “
These types of practices should be seen as a warning sign of how much racial discrimination still exists, and that the federal government should be making it a priority to make hiring practices more equitable.”
The report comes after President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers called for a ban on hiring practices that favor white candidates.
The federal government is still hiring for positions that require at least a bachelor’s degree, including public health, and is also hiring for jobs that require a four-year college degree or higher.
The Department of Homeland Security has yet to release a formal list of those it has identified as hiring discrimination victims, but the administration has been working to hire people of all races and ethnicities.
In the meantime, the report found that Black men are also disproportionately denied jobs.
This is not the first time the federal public sector has been scrutinized for its hiring practices.
In February, President Donald J. Trump issued a memorandum that instructed the Department of Defense to review its hiring policies.