For one thing, Benner tells The Salt, Latinos tend to apply for certain types of jobs, like dishwasher, line cook and table buser. Likewise, such “back of house” positions are not generally targeted by Caucasian applicants, who more often seek higher-paying bartender and waiter positions. “We call this the self-selection bias,” says Benner, whose research involved interviewing owners and managers at 12 California restaurants, half of which were high-end establishments, and closely analyzing national industry data. “People may just not see themselves as working in a certain area.”

ugh.