No good denying white bias in business [So. Africa]

Author: Steven Friedman, Institute for Democracy in So. Africa, in Business Day [So. Africa], Published on: 5 September 2007

It was not all that long ago that a human resources consultant who specialises in placing job-hunting black executives went round to his clients asking them if they were ready to appoint a black person to a job that entailed real executive authority — half said they were not. Nor is it clear how many of the half who said they were ready really meant it — it is still not common to see black people in senior executive positions in traditionally white-run companies... But perhaps the most damaging aspect is the refusal to acknowledge the problem that greets any attempt to raise these issues... [refers to Alexander Forbes, Barloworld]

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