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08/08/2014 04:04 pm ET Updated Aug 08, 2014

How Black Men Are Benefiting From Workplace Drug Tests

Last week, the National Bureau of Economic Research published a study with results that some may have found surprising: it found that drug tests in the workplace are a good thing for African-American men. Thanks to the testing, these men are hired more and earn higher wages.

"It's a counterintuitive study. The economist who wrote this kind of knew going into it and wanted to test it," Max Taves, who wrote the piece, told host Marc Lamont Hill on HuffPost Live on Friday. "What it means is that companies' information, their perception of African-Americans employees relative to white employees and drug use is wrong."

Taves joined a HuffPost Live roundtable discussion Friday about the correlation between drug testing and racial stereotypes.

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