Some reforms that have been built around the promise of public interest are the prison institutions, businesses, political machines, and voting rights. Before their reformation, these systems were oppressing minority communities from thriving.
The article “Labouring the Walmart Way,” author Deenu Parmar talks about how Walmart is able to achieve selling goods at a lower price then any average superstore. The author goes on to explain that Walmart’s antiunion efforts, employee selection, low prices and high retention rate all contribute to their major success. Walmart’s stance on ant unionism allows them to keep wage cost down and keep all their profits up. Not allowing a union keeps Walmart with the power to keep low wages and force unpaid overtime. The author goes on in detail about Walmart’s employee selection process and the unique attributes they look for. Walmart looks to employee staff that will not look to unionize the company and employees that are afraid they wont be able
There are two types of businessmen in this world, “Robber Barons” and “Captains of Industry”. “Robber Baron” is a idiom established during the United States Industrial Revolution of the 1800s. It is used to describe demeaning businessman that are wealthy industrialist, those who monopolize companies, and use unfair practices within their businesses. On the other hand “Captains of Industry” are positive businessman that contribute to the nation. For instance they provide jobs, increase productivity, expand the markets, and increase trade. Some even make generous philanthropies to the people who are less fortunate. Although it is good to be a “Captain of Industry”, Rockefeller and Walton were both degrading “Robber Barons”. From this moment forward
As a communication scholar, Miriam Shoshana Sobre-Denton focuses her research on intercultural communication. She pursues various tracks that are nested under intercultural communication including cosmopolitanism and virtual cosmopolitanism, often using qualitative methods with a focus on autoethnography and the critical intercultural perspective for analysis. Sobre-Denton approaches cosmopolitanism, the study of interconnectedness and how humans are simultaneously local and global, from both a post-colonialism and globalization studies perspective. Within the last five years, Sobre-Denton and Bardhan (2013) published a book titled Cultivating cosmopolitanism for intercultural communication: Communicating as a global citizen and consistently
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. I expressed that our bias and labeling of a group of people put people at a disadvantage and that certain groups receive a level of privilege that others do not. I felt that our conversation went well, however, things went back to business as usual. Despite the store policies that seem to change person by person, I try to use self-awareness and regulation when I feel my bias
Walmart is undoubtedly an American institution, yet each Walmart store feels like its own little country. Walmart seems to have its own laws and customs and the people who shop their on a regular basis appear almost primitive in their behavior as they go about raiding the store’s shelves and wrestling with fellow customers for discount flat screen televisions and bulk packages of two-ply toilet paper. These people embody not just America at its worst but the very irreparably flawed nature of the human race as a whole… And we can’t get enough of them!
For instance, the wage for a cashier is now $11.55 which is only slightly higher than the minimum wages of $11.40 in Ontario. This causes high turnover rate as a lot of staffs are working as part time and frequently quite due to the low pay. A recommendation for Walmart is to develop a formal human resource program and fair performance review process to manage employee compensation. When employees perform at a higher level, their pay rate may be justified according to their performance appraisals. Providing faster promotions is another way to keep people motivated and improve their performance. Employees can feel being trusted and excited to move in to the new position.
The way Staples structures this essay emphasizes his awareness of the problem he faces. The essay’s framework consists mostly of Staples informing the reader of a scenario in which he was discriminated against and then following it with a discussion or elaboration on the situation. For example, Staples describes women “fearing the worst of him” on the streets of Brooklyn.
When African-American leader and activist Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968, third-grade teacher Jane Elliott knew she had to do something to adequately communicate the severity of racism to her students from the all-white, all-Christian rural town of Riceville, Iowa (“California Newsreel”). Deciding to give her class the opportunity to experience the discrimination that blacks go through based on the arbitrary trait of skin color, Elliott set up an exercise in which she discriminated based on another arbitrary trait, eye color. On one day, she treated her blue-eyed students as superior and her brown-eyed students as inferior, citing false evidence to support her discrimination; on the next day, she reversed the roles, using new evidence that brown-eyed people are superior to justify her change. The sharp contrast in the students’ attitudes and behavior between the two days, along with the students’ deeper understanding of the negative effects of discrimination, showed Elliott that her exercise was an effective tool to combat racism and encourage empathy for discriminated minorities. Elliott continued to conduct her “Blue Eyed” exercise in Riceville and later became the pioneer of workplace diversity training when she expanded it into a workshop for business employees. Throughout this process, though, she has faced mounting backlash for her controversial tactics within her exercise, especially from her community. I believe that Jane Elliott’s “Blue Eyed”
A class divided was an entertaining video to watch. I enjoyed watching Mrs. Elliott implement her exercise regarding discrimination and racism. It was also interesting how Mrs. Elliott 's third graders responded to her when they were asked a question about black people. Then she began her exercise by stating, "That she was the teacher and since she has blue eyes then blue-eyed people should be on top." Then she stated,"Blue-eyed people are smarter than brown-eyed people. And one of her male students defended his father saying," His father was not that stupid." After his response Mrs. Elliott went on to say,"Blue-eyed people were better than brown-eyed people." What was a little uneasy for me was when the yardstick was misplaced one of the students
African-Americans have been subjected to racial injustices for ages due to their skin color, especially in the south. African-Americans can barely offer a home, let alone food for their families due to the obstacles whites have created. In the 1960’s Martin Luther King Jr. and others took action to stop the racial bigotry that African-Americans were undergoing this is important because Martin Luther King Jr. plays a big role in creating movements that help African-Americans and is talked about in both books. Although some blame the government for allowing the court to alter laws that oppress African-Americans, discriminatory whites are more at fault because they are the ones invoking and presenting them to the court. The nonfiction book “The
Business owners do not want to open their stores because they are afraid their business will go up in flames by rioters. “The morning air still smelled of smoke. Wood ash mainly but there was also the acrid stench of burnt plastic and paint.” (Little Scarlet 1) Mr. Rawlins cannot believe this is happening on his community. If a white man crosses into the black community is beat down, like in the case of Peter Rhone trying to see his love Nola Payne. “”That’s enough, soldier. This man is allowed in.” I smiled at my brother. He scowled at me before standing aside.”(Little Scarlet
Olsson’s article “Up Against Walt-Mart” is an investigative reporting. Wal-Mart say “We Sell for Less” and “Everyday Low Prices”. Wal-Mart managers push the employees to the limit; they just want to see how much they can get away with without having to hire someone else. The company is the world’s largest retailer, with 4220 billion in sales, and nation’s largest private employer, with 3,372 stores and more than 1 billion hourly workers. Its annual revenues account for 2 percent of America’s entire domestic products. Wal-Mart increased standards of wages and benefits throughout the United States economy. In agreement Americans cannot live on a Wal-Mart paycheck. The company it is the dominant employer and what the company is paying will be
Olsson shows how difficult it is to get promoted in Walmart, which contributes to her argument that Walmart does not treat their employees as they should. In addition, it shows why employees can’t have better lives because they make minimum wages for a long period, and work extra hours without getting paid for it. Olsson suggests, “he asked for a promotion, but three months later he was still doing the extra work for no extra pay” (6). Olsson’s point is that Walmart employees can’t get promoted even when they try, instead Walmart is using them and make them work harder. Increasingly during her article Olsson makes it clear that Walmart exploits their employees. Furthermore, Olsson presents us with another alarming fact that show that not only it is almost impossible to get promoted in Walmart, it is more difficult to get promoted if the employee is a female. According to Olsson, “Wal-Mart today has the same percentage of women in management that the average company had in 1975” (5). In other words, the percentage of women in management did not change from 1975, when women weren’t equal in a work atmosphere as they today. Olsson provides statistic that improves her argument and reveals Walmart unfairness.
This is the process of knowing the production capacity an organization needs to meet the changing demands for the products. It helps to determine the quantity of the product needed by a firm to meet the demands of its customers.