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- n. Plural form of seniority.
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So assuming that Blacks are as qualified as Whites for their job and have the same seniorities and are proportionately distributed throughout the workforce in every industry and business, then their higher unemployment rate would suggest discrimination in firing, but NOT in hiring.
Because our educational system is a lumbering bureaucracy stabilized with tenures and seniorities.