Racial Discrimination

A look at the individual and societal costs of subtle sexual and racial discrimination.

This paper discusses how racial discrimination has been prevalent for decades and how discrimination and prejudice against others continues to be widespread throughout the United States. It attempts to show how, by recognizing the individual and societal costs, as well as subtle expressions of prejudice, there is an increased chance of ending these outdated injustices.

Outline
Introduction
Individual Costs
Hostile Workplaces
Residential Segregation
Continuing Dilemma
Diversity
Examples
Conclusion
“It has been noted that ?many, if not most, historically white workplaces have a hostile racial climate (grove.ufl.edu/~feagin/costs1.htm).? This is due to the fact that ?most whites still harbor racist images, stereotypes, and propensities to discriminate against African Americans. Under the right circumstances, such stereotypes and prejudices play themselves out in subtly racist actions by whites (grove.ufl.edu/~feagin/costs1.htm).? While discrimination by fellow employees is appalling, when it is ?colluded in or made light of by higher-level and more powerful authorities, including immediate supervisors, top corporate executives, political leaders, and judges, its impact can be even more lasting and painful.”

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