It's still going on.
Read it and try to figure out how to over come the problem with something other than a "blunt instrument." I don't have a remedy. Perhaps a reader will.
Just be sure to read the whole thing through -- thoughtfully -- before shooting off your keyboard or mouth or whatever it is you shoot off.
...it turns out that a white with a felony record is more likely to get a [job] offer or a callback than a black without one.
...affirmative action is an obviously imperfect solution. The real answer is for racism in hiring to become as uncommon and unacceptable as pro-slavery views are today. And what makes studies like this one so disheartening is that they show how far we are from leaving affirmative action behind.