Here’s a trick question: Two people of the same race apply for a job. Both have identical skills, education and experience. Both are referred by someone who already works at the company. Which one is more likely to be hired?
Another day, another accusation of racism against New York City’s Fire Department. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., a black Muslim firefighter says he was punished by the department for speaking out about the harassment he says he endured for 12 years over his race and his religion.
There is no question that navigating the world as a woman of color is a unique experience. The combination of sexism and racism we face as we move through our individual lives, including in the workplace, can also result in us being wary and on edge in a way that impacts our health and even our ability to succeed.
Black employees have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Fire Department of New York, alleging that the city agency has failed to pay and promote its black workers at a level equal to that of their white peers.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing an Indiana nursing home for subjecting its black employees to harassment and honoring the racist preferences of its residents.
Almost half of young African Americans say that they’ve experienced racial discrimination while looking for a job and while on the job, and one-third of young women of all races say they’ve faced employment-related gender discrimination, according to the Associated Press. From this, one can draw the logical conclusion…