Minority Discrimination in the Work Force La Troy King English Composition II Professor Sarah Syrjanen April 6, 2015 Abstract Discrimination is nothing new to our society or is it something that should be taken lightly and for many decades our Nation has endured many conflicts that have tested the will of Americans over the decades and it is evident that as we have become more diverse so too has our workforce. Although, we are in the twenty first century the goal is to understand why prejudice and discrimination is still so prevalent and how we can do better while trying to bring together our different backgrounds, skills, and experiences still has proven to be an issue that minorities are constantly fighting as they struggle to find there place in society. Through an array of well-educated researchers showing how diversity is nothing new to our society, but if we are to continue to grow and move forward we must be able to understand that with diversification we can foster a strong and inclusive economy that is built to last and nurture a nation that will continue to lead the world as standard setter.
When people think of the United States of America they think of a country that consists of a majority of whites. However, the U.S. which is believed to be a majority white country is changing whether some people like it or not. These races that were seen as minorities are gaining in number. Minorities in America are slowly becoming the majority. Some whites are concerned with this realization because they cannot fathom not being the majority anymore. This change has a domino effect. There is an increase of these immigrants which causes there to be more marriages of different races. Which can cause more babies to be born with that same race or multirace. This increase also causes more of the minorities today will be voting in the future,
As companies become more diverse in the work field employees are getting harder to manage and understand. One issue in the global market today is workplace diversity. Workplace diversity is defined as all characteristics and experiences that defined each employee as individuals, but it can also be misunderstood as discrimination
The recent presidential election has caused a rise in hate, aggression, racism, sexism, discrimination towards various groups of individuals such as the LGBTQ, mentally disabled, Muslims, and Latinos. Trump in many cases has influenced these hateful acts, and in return people are starting to
The graduation rates of nonwhites is significantly lower than whites. Focus on this problem has mainly centered on students who live in urban centers. This higher dropout rate exists in rural areas too. However, graduation rates for rural areas are higher (87%) than in urban (83%; Grierson, 2018). In rural areas, only 77% of nonwhites graduate in four years and in some states like Alaska, graduation rates are half than of the national average. Those who are able to get a high school diploma, only 53% go to college. Again, this rate is similar to the rate of nonwhites in urban centers. The national average of graduation is 69% and upper class students from schools which predominately white attend college at a 72% rate. Further, 48% of young people (ages 18 to 24) from urban areas attend college as compared to 29% from rural populations.
FINAL EXAMINATION Scenario I Exam Question - What issues and data do you examine and what steps do you take to resolve this serious and troubling dilemma?
On Wednesday August 20, 2015 at approximately 01:55, Upper Lobby officer Bronze Luc received a complaint from Maria Beguiristian a White & Case employee located on the 49th floor. Maria acquainted Officer Luc that as she was approaching the VIP elevators to go into the garage, she noticed a couple
In May 2007, the Bush Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), based on discriminatory hiring practices for entry level firefighters. More specifically the lawsuit was in regards to the use of exams 7029 and 2043, had an unlawful and negative impact on the prospects of black and Hispanic applicants. In September of that year the Vulcan Society were allowed to intervene in the lawsuit with the objective of proving that these practices were a result of intentional discrimination. The ensuing legal battle would lead to major changes in NYFD’s hiring practices and get the ball rolling towards a more diverse department.
“Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?” When George W. Bush spoke those words amongst a crowd of people in Florence, South Carolina several years ago, he probably had no idea that it would one day be put on a list called The top 25 Bushisms of all time -- and it wouldn’t even be #1. As a politician, no matter how inconsequential your position may seem, you are constantly under a microscope being looked at by your peers, your employers, and the media. Everything you say or do will have an outcome on your career, no matter how unrelated to your field it may be, or how secret you try to keep it. It is for reasons such as this that one must always be aware of their words and actions. To survive under the scrutiny of others, a
Diversity has impacts everywhere and has impacted and changed Certified Public Accountants (CPA’s)? CPA’s are accountant that are certified through a national organization. They maintain that all financial statements to be completely accurate. When you take history into account it was always just the white men that could do anything that required higher education. This was also true for CPA’s at one time, of course this is not the case in the 21st century. Every company has a diversity statement, even Western Michigan University has one. These Diversity statements stat that the company does not take offense to or illegally discriminate agent’s people that fall into different categories. Some of the categories that I will be discussing are sex,
Growing up I would support and volunteer at various different places: my school, libraries, hospitals, or big, well known organizations. Throughout life I have always agreed with the quote above, if someone is doing good and making a difference, why not be a part of it and help make a difference as well. When I was younger, I assumed that anyone who is saying that they are doing good must be doing good. I was never skeptical of organizations such as Autism Speaks. As I grew up, I heard from others that such organizations were not actually giving people who have Autism and their families funding and support, but in reality all Autism Speaks does is raise "awareness" and try to find a "cure". The so-called awareness they raise isn't the right
From Overt to Covert: The Changing Face of Racism in America Society at its very core is destined to change,to be molded by the people that thrive within it. Over time, the values and beliefs of culture and society are grown, fractured and altered. Social issues are abundant in every society, their degree varying as the intensity of bigotry and prejudice do within any given community. Countries like China, Italy, or Japan are very homogeneous in terms of ethnicity, language, and culture. The American public is, on the other hand, often described as a melting pot of disparate cultures, ethnicities, melanin densities, sizes, and beliefs. The country itself was founded on immigration, and so the mingling of different ancestry is something that would only be expected. Bigotry and prejudice were pressing and impassioned issues in the past, but a concerning pattern forms once the fights are over. Once the disadvantaged make a step forward, once they are able to get one hand up on the socioeconomic ladder, the people in power tend to see all the issues that they have faced being solved, when in actuality the issues are deep and complex, unable to be “solved” by any one particular event. Social issues run deeply, and the occurrence of a single victory does not come even remotely close to solving any issue as a whole. Political and social issues often tend to be oversimplified in order to allow the public to check a box on the issue during a voting period. This tactic ends up making
This first data set is from the Department of Labor Statistics. It provides data on ethnic and gender representation in the workforce by occupational category. It is in this data that the first conclusions can be drawn from analysis. The first conclusion that's because it's blatantly obvious an analysis is that white males dominate the professional Workforce comma especially in the case of professions that are above average salaries. Secondly, is that in several cases as is the case with women in Social Services, education, and health care, Hispanic workers in maintenance and grounds operations, and Asians in computer and mathematical occupations, are dominated by minority groups stereotypically associated with those professions.
I am applying for the Associate Director of Diversity Recruitment. This is such an exciting position that allows one to contribute to the community and in turn society.