Racial preferences in dating review of economic studies
To avoid filling its low-skill workforce with non-Hispanics, the company would simply deny job applications to people who could not speak Spanish.
As with Lawler Foods, the Spanish requirement was not a business necessity, but it dramatically skewed the ethnic background of new hires.
A second caution is that comparing educational categories over long periods of time can be misleading.
Because educational attainment has been rising, the absolute number of people in lower education categories has been falling.
Of course, not working is understandable and perhaps even expected for people who are elderly, or in school, or volunteering, or caring for children.
Our focus here is on the Americans with no obvious or socially sanctioned excuse for not men ages 25 to 54.
That was the allegation in legal briefs filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which contends that Lawler created its 80-percent Hispanic workforce in an area where much of the low-skill labor pool is black by advertising for Spanish speakers, then relying on word-of-mouth among its Spanish-speaking employees.Black men worked an average of 39 weeks, with considerable variation across education levels.