Racial Inequality In The Workplace

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Working as a health care professional can be both challenging and rewarding. However, like many of these professions there exists many challenges of which some are good, and yet many are bad. In an article published by Valentine, Wynn and McLean (2016), Improving Diversity in the Health Professions, equity among the healthcare professional workers is not shown in the workforce of today. Whites as implied by Valentine etc. al (2016) makes up more than 79% of the U.S. population which is followed by Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic and Native Americans. Cultural competency according to Valentine etc. al (2016) plays a distinctive role in identifying those barriers that may hinder a diverse workforce which is important and will allows…show more content…
The primary goal of the act was written to reduce such inequality that existed among racial minority groups in the labor market by preventing discriminatory practices among the workers. However, one of the biggest questions remains in limbo is, “will we as American citizens ever reach that point that will resolve such issues in the workforce?”. Discrimination remains an issue for the many racial minority citizens in the workplace. The Population and Reference Bureau released stats that showed an increased continued to be seen among Caucasian who were working in management position in comparison with African Americans and Hispanic workers. who were working in manager position as well. According to the article more than 28% of Whites continued to be the dominant employees within the workforce with Blacks and Hispanic lagging behind. Since the 1990’s there continued to be a larger gap seen amongst the white-collar minority workers. Occupational variances remain significant because an individual earnings were possibly affected by it. Within this particular article it was stated that, “In 2000, managers were being compensated at a much higher than many major occupational group, at $37 per hour, including $27 for wages and $10 for benefits. Professional occupations that included specialist, nurses, and teachers had the second-highest compensation at $34 per hour, $26 of which were for wages”. It was further implied that Blacks and Hispanics were almost twice as likely than white’s workers were to be employed in the service sector with compensation at $12 per hour, $9 of which was for wages. Many of these findings were based on data released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics during the
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