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Does Your Name Determine Your Future?

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  1. One study found that job applicants with equal qualifications were more likely to be hired if they had "white-sounding" names. 00:55

  2. People appear more likely to choose careers with labels that resemble their own name. 02:18

  3. Researchers theorize that nominative determinism happens because people prefer things that they can relate to themselves. 02:35