Essay On African Americans In The Workplace

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AFRICAN AMERICANS in THE WORKPLACE John E. Mender Jr. SOC315 CULTURAL DIVERSITY APRIL 12, 2012 DR. DEBORAH HAUCK AFRICAN AMERICANS in THE WORKPLACE African Americans face different aspects in the workplace. Some opportunities include the employment process. African Americans face problems dealing with attitudes, stress, and moving up the ladder in the workplace. People experience high unemployment rates and miss out on job opportunities. Women are challenged with unequal pay, sexual harassment, and discrimination. Some employers feel that a woman can do a job better than they can, so they say I couldn’t hire you because you are over qualified for the position. On some jobs others are offered a job position before an African American is offered that position, and sometimes it doesn’t make a difference if you are more qualified than the other person. If they do not accept the position then you may get offered that position and that is looked at as a hand me down position. African Americans may not receive assignments that offer a long term position or advancement for the company. Dealing with racial comments are issues when working…show more content…
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