Welcome to Workplace Discrimination

Welcome to Workplace Discrimination!       In this blog, I will review mainly journal articles and sometimes news which focuses on racial discrimination in the workplace. These revisions will just be brief summaries of these academic articles. I will give the main findings of these academic articles and try to make it as easy as possible to understand. Therefore, it should be easier to understand how…

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Subtle Discrimination: A Vicious Cycle

  Have you ever faced people’s strange reactions to you because you are “different”? A pregnant job applicant notices a hiring manager avoids eye contact with her during her interview and wonders whether it is because of her growing baby bump. An overweight retail store associate is placed in the stockroom moving boxes and contemplates whether this…

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Asian Americans and Workplace Discrimination

  What are the feelings of being an Asian American? Good at math? Bruce Lee? Model immigrants? or Small eyes? Tiger mother? Speaking loud?     How do White evaluators think about Asian American candidates?   Lei and Babcock (2012) conduct two studies to investigate how White male and female evaluators perceive an Asian American…

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Racism is like Second-hand Smoke

  Do you smoke? If yes, you’d better quit it. If no, congratulation! You can live at least 10 years longer than those smokers according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Really?     Even if you don’t smoke, you must have experienced in smoking second-hand smoke. Since 1964, approximately 2,500,000 nonsmokers have died from health…

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