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Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Miranda Cisneros Bell

Discrimination does exist in America, especially when minority groups are searching for state or federal government jobs. I've been experiencing a very difficult time finding a job since I started submitting my resume to Government agencies over 17 months ago. Even though my undergraduate degree is from one of the seven sisters and I have a JD from the University of Baltimore, obtaining interviews has been quite difficult. The internet has affected many people's opportunities due to past financial difficulties or even civil litigation past or present. Federal and state agencies are eliminating people due to issues that shouldn't be considered in order to obtain an interview or a job.

AI shouldn't be used as a guide when considering people for jobs or if it is used it shouldn't affect individuals whose job qualifications or requisite skills necessary have been clearly established by the applicant. This can potentially automatically eliminate someone with skills that meet or exceed what's necessary to obtain the position. This is a growing problem that is not being revealed or clearly evident to the applicant, but is excessively discriminatory behind the scenes in HR.

AI shouldn't be used in secrecy to disqualify job applicants due to the potential for inaccuracies therefore causing undesired consequences.

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