Same man, same resume, same job; different name.
The fact that we continue to discriminate in terms of ethnicity and race is evident in this short video, with José failing to receive any job replies until he changed his name for the benefit of his could-be/would-be employers.
José, clearly, was a capable candidate for certain applications (having received several invitations to interviews after the fact) yet was not deemed so until he took it upon himself to remove the ‘s’ and the acute accent from his name.
These prejudices continue to damage our contemporary society and divide us as human beings who could and – more significantly – should treat one another with the respect and admiration.
This video needs to go viral, we need to see just how deep the roots of prejudice and discrimination go and can they be excavated at long last?