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To hijab or not to hijab - a Muslim businesswoman's view
Last Friday the Guardian ran an article about the job crisis faced by ethnic minority women. It cited a report from MPs stating that ethnic minority women are twice as likely to be unemployed as their English counterparts.
Many are also Anglicising names and, removing hijabs in order to gain access to the job market. Labour MP David Lammy, who chairs the all-party group on the issue was quoted as saying:
It is staggering that in 21st Century Britain there are women who felt they had to remove their hijab or change their name just to be able to compete on the same terms as other candidates when looking for jobs.
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