In the present business world, companies strive to be so politically correct, ethical, and unbiased that is seems ludicrous that language bias could still be a problem. In Lisa Scherzer’s article titled ”Workers Sue Target for Racially Offensive Document”, the author reveals that the usage of language bias is still an issue, even in large companies such as Target. While the document was not meant to be circulated outside of management, its apparition raises awareness concerning the racial slurs, stereotypes, and racist humor utilized by Target’s management against Hispanic employees. First, language bias appears in the form of racially charged words was used by Target’s management. One of the plaintiffs claims that the management team uses ethnic slurs, such as the term “wetback”, when addressing Mexican employees (Scherzer). The term used implies that the managers view all Mexican workers as having entered the country illegally by swimming across the border. The racist term is not something commonly employed in conversation and should not be used, especially by superiors, in a business setting. …show more content…
The article reports that the phrase “[y]ou got to be Mexican to work like this” was often directed at Hispanic employees concerning their work ethic (Scherzer). The phrase insinuates that all Mexicans work extremely hard for minimum pay and recognition, contrary to their superiors or employers. Instead of being a compliment, such as by replacing the word Mexican with dedicated or motivated, the phrase’s meaning indicates that all Hispanics are Mexicans and their work ethic comes from necessity and not
This sociological analysis paper will analyze the case of Monica Harwell, who is a female of African-American origin working at the Con Edison electrical utility company. She faced discrimination from her colleagues because of the color of her skin and the fact that she was a woman. Nevertheless, despite her qualifications and her hard work to the extent of even going back to school to better her career, which made her more qualified than most of her colleagues, Monica Harwell faced a lot of discrimination amongst her work mates, her case was so severe that she would even go urinating in the woods while at work, other colleagues would speak behind her back just to make sure that she does not progress in her career, she is even reported saying
Although Mexicans was illogically portrayed as unworthy and filthy in the eyes of the white Texan, there was no doubt that the Mexican worked hard for cheap labor than anyone else in the state. John Weber mentions Colonel Sam Robertson as he explains how the Mexican and Mexican-Americans worked harder than any race,
This memo is to address the current recruitment strategies and employment processes used by Baltimore City’s Fire Department. New recruitment campaign designs will also be discussed in efforts to decrease potential discrimination cases and increase a more diverse pool of candidates. The recruitment practices used prior to the hiring freeze should not be continued. There is also room to argue that the current employment tests and recruitment strategies have had a negative impact on a particular class of applicants.
In the article, “From Trayvon Martin to Andries Tatane - Cognitive Dissonance and the Black Male Body [analysis],” author Gillian Schutte reflects on the ongoing issues of racial profiling and how many blacks are viewed as skin and surface level human beings. To connect this main point to a real life scenario, Schutte notes the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an innocent 17-year old boy who was walking home from a cafe, unarmed and posed no threat. Zimmerman, the gunman, viewed Martin as a threat, and proceeded to call the police five times to express his concern. Schutte addresses the issue that no matter where blacks are in society, they face danger from whites. Schutte describes how the people think the color of their skin determines their
Module Four: Thinking like a Historian Part One Compare the views of these two scholars by answering the following questions. Be sure to find specific examples in the selections to support your answers. 1.) What issues that surround Latino immigration to America does each author address?
Social Issue-Vietnam War Cost of Vietnam The Vietnam War that took place between the dates of 1959-1975 changed Americans culture. 58, 000 Americans died America spent 111 billion dollars on the war, according to the Department of Defense. Mr. Frenchy watched his brother, cousins, and acquaintances join the war efforts against communism. Likewise, he participated by joining the army. Not only did this give Mr. Frenchy a reason for leaving New York, but this also posed as an opportunity to stop selling and using drugs.
Discrimination is something that everyone experiences at some point or time in their life. When it comes to the Hispanic population discrimination presents itself in the form of employment, racial slurs, wages, language, educational level and health services rendered just to name a few. Do to the fact that most of the Hispanic population are considered immigrants coming over to America and not having a great deal of education this alone has caused issues the most with facing stigmatism and poor treatment (NCBI, 2012). When it comes to healthcare often discrimination is exhibited with experiencing longer wait times, negative attitudes, and often times poorer quality of service. Also, they experience what is called language discrimination which
To what extent has the media shaped our perception of certain ethnic groups? Media has always played a vital role in the way that people shape their opinions on certain ethnic groups. If people are shown the same image of a specific ethnic group over and over again they will eventually begin to believe it. In the article The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Met a Girl Named Maria Judith Ortiz tackles and debunks one of these misconceptions created by the media and society that latina women are promiscuous and dumb. Throughout her life Ortiz is faced with the misconception of being promiscuous and dumb, but is able to overcome that educating people on the reality of latina women through her poetry.
A hispanic female earns roughly 54 cents for every dollar earned by a white. This accounts for a loss of almost $24,000 in a year’s time. In 2012 the jobless rate was 10.3% for hispanics. This is one of the many reasons that a hispanic person has been discriminated at work. A hispanic not only get discriminated in their workplace
In summary, the differences between myself and the community of Mexican-Americans is that I am a black African from Nigeria and the community consists of white Hispanics from Mexico. Mexican Americans came, as the name implies, from Mexico. Immigration of Mexican into USA started from the gold rush in California and the copper mining in Arizona, but a large number immigration came as a result of political unrest in the early twentieth century. This immigration came in four huge waves. According to by Jie Zong and Jenna Batalova in the “Migration Information Source”, the first wave occurred before the Second World War.
Matheson Trucking, Inc. vs. Matheson Flight Extenders warehouse workers The discrimination case that I am discussing is the recent victory of five former and two current warehouse workers of Denver Colorado’s Matheson Flight Extenders, a branch of the Sacramento, California based-Matheson Trucking Company. This suit, stemming from incidents beginning in 2010, involved managers committing the atrocity of race discrimination, defamation of character, and demoralization. My thoughts are intense anger at the treatment of these workers. What training or ethics class, or intro to being a decent human being did these managers miss?
Why do you believe these actions were discriminatory? The first case file with EECO by Tanya Conde girl friend of Samuel Varriano Maintenance #3 who was fired from Pitt University .The defendent 's in case Robert Godzik, William Franicola supervisor and Pitt University was dismissed . Now Robert Godzik and Pitt University have confidence themselves this isn 't a hostile work environment .With
Factors that contribute to privilege, power, and oppression include who has power, how is that power being used, and what social groups are being affected. This year I began working in Target’s return department where employees are supposed to, what feels like stereotyping, call out shady and weird-acting people who are most often appearing to be houseless or on drugs. Because of certain types of individuals that frequent our story in Janzen Beach, we do not return certain products without proof of purchase. However, one day we made an exception for on customer and did not for another by a manager. Later in the day I confronted the manager and expressed my frustrations that our personal biases were getting in the way of helping our customers equally and expressed that certain people or groups are less likely to express their frustrations or ask for a manager when they are denied a return in comparison to others.
These conclusions are made jointly exploit the difference between legal and philosophical differences between the treatment, different effects, and in recognizing the impact of different, and sometimes does not make sense (eg Miller 1999: Chapter 5; 1991 Kennedy) positive. intentional acts of racial discrimination, now constitute a struggle now facing our society beyond the most important obstacle to its racist history (98 Kennedy 1991). I propose in this section principle, the risk guilty man began to be stopped or searched his face should not rely on racial or ethnic groups. Many people oppose this principle in this society there are a number of obligations (than those who respect the basic legal rights, etc.) to those who knowingly violate
In today’s era managers are challenged daily with disputes like ethics, diversity, working in teams, privacy, sexual harassment, and handling differences. Furthermore, these issues are discussed because they are constantly the debatable topics in the workplace. More importantly, handling differences and diversity is the current situations in the workplace. Moreover, a few managerial concepts must be considered, including selection methods, training and development, performance appraisal, and diversity management.