There’s nothing illegal about giving a hand to a friend or family member who’s looking for a job.
But when whites do it for other whites, blacks get stuck on the outside
looking in. Most blacks still lack the networks to boost them into the
kind of good jobs that whites take for granted.
That, in a nutshell, is the conclusion of a forthcoming (April 2013) book called The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism. It’s by Nancy DiTomaso, a professor of organization management at Rutgers University in New Jersey.