Does it seem odd for a potential employer to ask for a credit check? Well… it is.
This is a practice that has been in place for decades that has prevented minorities and poor people from obtaining certain jobs and career advancement.
Credit reports aren’t just used to gauge your financial health, but are now tools that companies are utilizing to further discriminate against black applicants.
The gap between black workers and their counterparts will continue to be widened if credit reports are used as a gauge for employability. Read more about the impact that credit checks have on black unemployment.