Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

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Running Head: RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

Racial Discrimination in the Workplace
Ryne Bretz
Union College

Abstract- Racial discrimination happens all the time and most of us are unaware of it. The most common place for this to happen is in the workplace. Now people can be discriminated against because of their race, religion, or any other numerous things. Also, discrimination can occur during the job interview or even after you got the job. This paper will shoe the effects of racial discrimination and how it can be prevented. In addition there are some very important laws that deal specifically with discrimination, like the NAACP or Affirmative Action. These both will be discussed.

Table of Contents
Intro…………………………………………………………………………………….4 Literature Review….…………………………………………….……………..4 Discrimination…………………………………………………………….……………5
What is Discrimination………………………………………………….……..5 What classifies racism in the workplace….………………..…………….…….5
What are some laws preventing this………………….…….…………….……6
How can it be prevented…………………………………….……….…….…..6 Famous Lawsuits of discrimination……………………………………….…..……….7
Abercrombie and Fitch…………………………………………………...…....7
Cracker Barrel…………………………………………………………….….…7 Conclusion……………………………………………………..…………….……….…8 References………………………………………………………………………………9

Racial Discrimination in the Workplace
Introduction- Discrimination affects people all over the world. People of all ethnicities and from all different walks of life are influenced in some way by workplace discrimination. "Discrimination" means unequal treatment. One of the most common elements discriminated against is a persons ethnicity, or their race. This is called Racial Discrimination. While there are many federal laws concerning discrimination, most states have enacted laws that prohibit it. These laws may have different remedies than the federal laws and may, in certain circumstances be more favorable than the federal laws.

Literature Review- Most of the research came from the internet which had numerous cases of discrimination against race. Also, there were many laws that are in place to prevent these actions from happening, these laws have stiff penalties already set up for those who still commit an act of discrimination. Places like Fox News had many articles containing incidents of racial discrimination, as well as preventive way to handle this.

Racial discrimination- Racial discrimination happens when someone is treated less fairly because of their race, color, descent, national origin or ethnic origin than someone else of a different race would be tr4eated in a similar situation. This is known as direct discrimination (Racial Discrimination, 2005). Even if you do not realize it discrimination is all around you. It could be a very small instance or a large scale one and most people will just ignore what they see. Racial discrimination in not only wrong but it is immoral and it goes against everything that this country stands for. Today discrimination can occur in the hiring or recruiting of jobs, in the service of customers, and even inside a company in the workplace. For example if there are certain rules or guidelines that you must go by to perform your job, then it is expected that everyone in your company go by those same guidelines. However, if you have different ways of handling things with different people within the company then you are discriminating against some of your workers (Quizlaw, 2005). This is considered corrupt and illegal, but it happens every single day in some places.

Laws against discrimination- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 says that no person employed or seeking employment by a business with more than 15 employees may be discriminated against due to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin (Lee, 1998). This Act considered race-related characteristics and conditions, harassment, segregation and classifications of employees, and pre...
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