Effects Of Racism In The Workplace

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Racism in America has existed throughout history. Some assume it has progressed, some argue differently. In some cases, racism has developed a whole new definition. It used to be a common, "morally correct" way of living for Americans. Many people have changed its course. Now, racism is looked down upon. It can consist of little actions or one big incident, regardless it still exists. Someone of color will find racism everywhere they go, whether it’s in their workplace, where they study, or just driving on the streets. My goal in this paper is to draw attention to the racism found everywhere, and to reinforce the fact that it does still exist and needs to be addressed by our nation’s leaders.

Racism in the criminal legal system
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The main one is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. These days, employers are very unlikely to act blatantly racist. “Wage disparities, undesirable assignments and denial of access to training and other opportunities continue to plague racial minorities.” (Ritenhouse, 87) Deliberate racism has been replaced with cognitive bias, which involves interactions with African American workers. It 's very difficult to hold people accountable for racism in the workplace when their acts of racism aren 't overt. Racism has gone underground and it 's subtlety escapes attention of courts. Plainly, Title VII doesn 't require proof of intentional discrimination. Courts can interpret this ruling as a requirement to show causation but not intent. This makes it hard for people who have struggled to prove subtle racial discrimination.
Another feature of bullying is the dynamic of the supervisory bullying. It has been proven to negatively affect employees and their organizations in almost every aspect. Patterns of relations with racial bullying is complex depending on the ethnic group. Asian, African American, and Latino employees are more likely to experience racial/ethnic bullying. Members of these groups are likely to experience higher levels of general bullying as
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“The fact that the police officer sees you as a potential criminal because of your skin color or the neighborhood in which you live has nothing to do with racism.” He claims that the fact that the police officer sees you with a certain group of people based on your skin color has nothing to do with racism. Of course that would be true, if the definition of racism didn’t clearly state that it is ‘the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.’ Benjamin Dixon is basically saying, “Just because he pulled you over because of his racism, it doesn’t mean it has anything to do with

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