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Bem Joiner attended a recent forum held in mid-august by the Metro Atlanta Chamber. There he stood up and asked a question.

Bem Joiner, a man in the audience, stood during the question-and-answer part of the event, and pointed to an underlying issue: “a lack of cultural understanding.” It was a nice way of saying racial bias.

Young job seekers must “code switch” to have a chance in a job interview, said Joiner, who is black. “The numbers seem kind of off in this city that is the home of Dr. King.” What can be done, he wanted to know.

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