The most common workplace discrimination includes , lack of communication, being left out of networking and collaboration, rejection of opportunities for professional development, and a shortage of mentoring. It isn’t obvious, but still gradually has monumental effects on advancement in the workplace( Ocampo et al.,811). East Asians are also highly underrepresented in leadership roles which is peculiar due to their education levels(Ocampo et al. 408). Asians may be around 5 percent of the population in the U.S., but Asian Americans make up .3 percent of corporate officers.
Seeking out comfort in the form of similarity, these ethnicities tend to live together in the Chinatowns, Native American reservations, and African-American communities of the U.S. However, these places where ethnicities reside tend to have fewer job opportunities. This is evidenced by the states with the highest unemployment rates, also having the highest percentages of some ethnicity. One such example is the District of Columbia, whose percentage of African-Americans is the highest in the country at around 50%, and yet also has the third highest unemployment rate at almost 6%. This trend extends to other ethnicities as well, with Alaska, the state with the highest unemployment rate, being 14% Native American, also highest in the country.
Since their migration to the United States, Asian Americans have dealt with discrimination and praise from being a ‘model minority’. The model minority, although it is subjective, defines a minority group in America that are able achieve socio-economic success higher than the average. It highlights the American Dream, a notion that any American resident can obtain financial and social success despite race, background, or gender. However, the model minority is also inaccurate and does not represent the many multicultural ethnic groups that compose the Asian American identity. Furthermore, it fails to acknowledge the racial microaggressions and under representation in healthcare, leadership positions, etc of Asian Americans in their daily lives.
Panel speakers from the Ruderman Foundation addressed the exclusion of disabled people in the industry in a conference by stating, “You discourage people with disabilities from pursuing careers in acting, writing, producing, directing, etc. You heighten unemployment of a group that, inside and outside of Hollywood, already deals with it more than the non-disabled population”. Over the past couple of years, diversity has been a real controversial issue on Hollywood, giving women more opportunities in direction, production, leading roles, providing more roles for people of minority groups etc… but it seems that still people with disabilities far short from Hollywood’s eyes, and are still excluded and marginizaled from participating in this industry. Academy Award Winner, Marlee Matlin states, 20 percent of the population have some type of disability… but if you judged our existence by what you see on TV you would think we made up less than one percent.” 5% is the number that represents actors with disabilities in the industry, certainly that is a very low number to represent a group on the wide screen. This can be appointed as one of the issues why people are not aware of the existence and importance of the disabled
For example the most popular place where interracial couples live is Honolulu, Hawaii, and the least popular place where interracial couples live is Jackson, Mississippi. (citylab.com) Coupled with the last point, interracial relationships impact so many lives is because of most older interracial marriage laws the least common type of interracial relationships is black/white. Some people are affected by it. A likewise point, is how people are viewing it. In the book “Fade to Black and White: Interracial Images in Popular Culture” By Erica Chito Childs many people still are not very okay with interracial relationships People still can be racist towards people in said
Among all the respondents, more than two third (72%) preferred western film rather than those of HK or other countries. In addition, little interviewees liked to watch Hong Kong films nowadays (14%) compared to the old one (86%.) All this figures tended to appear that “Hong Kong Movies” is declining. To analysis the reason, one half of them thought “Hong Kong Movies” nowadays is lacking of creativities followed by “lack of famous actors” (29%.) What is more, since almost all the respondents valued more on the genre of movies which may be a decisive factor for them to choose whether to watch a film or not, three quarters of all did not think the genre of it nowadays cater to their preference.
Though what’s more upsetting is the evident gender gap in this industry. In a recent study done by State of News Photography, they found that large media organisations were less likely to employ female photographers (7%) than their male equivalent (22%). However, those women lucky enough to be employed were assigned less work than their male colleagues and were most likely to do part-time work. Of the total amount of women who were included in the study, 82% claimed to be university educated compared to 69% of men. The women were also found to be more tech savvy, using video as well as multimedia platforms.
Not only were African American’s segregated in all aspects of society but they also saw massive inequality in their average income in comparison to their white counterparts. African Americans only receiving 51% of what a white American in the same occupation was earning, and received fewer opportunities to white people as white Americans were typically preferential to blacks for most employees. It wouldn’t be until the civil rights act of 1964 is passed that it would become illegal for employers to discriminate based on race, and African American’s would be treated a little more fairly. Therefore, despite some successes in desegregation of education and transport links, the civil rights movement faced bitter opposition and achieved little in the 1950s. Many African American’s faced unremitting hostility and violence as well as deep discrimination.
The ultimate gender equality issue for the U.S. is female empowerment because women account for fewer than one-fifth of elected members of Congress and one-fourth of cabinet members (Saadia Zahidi, par. 2). This instability poses threatening challenges to the country’s prosperity and ability to flourish as a nation. Majority of Americans feel that women are as capable of being good political leaders as men and they find women on par with men on leadership traits such as intelligence and creative thought process. However, the U. S. was ranked 104th out of 190 countries in this past year (Oh and Kliff, par.