Documenting the struggles of skilled and under-skilled migrant workers, Ryerson professor Rupa Banerjee’s research is effecting change in policy. Leading a study titled Do Large Employers Treat Racial Minorities More Fairly?, Banerjee and her team applied for real jobs using simulated resumés. They found that those applicants with Asian-sounding last names were far less likely to get calls back from employers than those with English-sounding names.

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