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Racism and Sexism in the Workplace
Transcript of Racism and Sexism in the Workplace
Everyone stand shoulder to shoulder
Listen to the sentence given to you and if it pertains to you either take one step back or one step forward Can take place with jokes, advancements, or harassment
Women get paid 77 cents on the dollar for every dollar a man makes
That's a difference of more than $10,000 per year on average.
11,717 harassment charges brought to review in 2010
Stereotypes for not just women but also men
Men account for 25% of teachers nationwide
Men account for 6% of nurses nationwide Sexism in the Workplace Racism in the Workplace Definition of Racism and Sexism Please write down what you believe the definitions of Racism and Sexism to be Racism- a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race Sexism- prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially : discrimination against women History of Racism and Sexism in the Workplace Sexism in the Workplace in 1800s In the 19th Century Racism in the Workplace in 1800s Women's work was seen as:
finding a husband
then spend the rest of their lives serving him
Only women of lower class were allowed to hold jobs
Separate work environments and expect men to bring home the big money Racism was highly prevalent during this time
People of different color were not allowed to work together
African Americans and Native Americans were seen as servants to White Americans
Labor intensive work In the 20th Century Racism in the Workplace in 1900s Higher paying jobs were always given to white workers
Most African Americans moved to the North, hoping for more equal treatment
African American wages were low, lead to them being in poverty
Worked in environments in which others did not desire
Mostly factories-with poor ventilation
Not same education offered, so job competition is poor
"Separate but equal"
KKK Sexism in the Workplace in 1900s 18.8% of women are in the workforce
Many women find jobs in factories and mills
Formed unions to dispute their unfair wages and miserable working conditions
Teachers, nurses, typists, and sales clerks
Breakthroughs in male careers
Law Racism in the Workplace Sexism in the Workplace Presently In the 21st Century Workplace discrimination based on a person’s race or color
against the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in 2011, received a total of 35,395 complaints nationwide.
“They’re searching to make a lawsuit as large as they can make it to have the biggest impact possible, so they’re trying to find victims, rather than handling claims of victims that come to them” Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that protects individuals from discrimination based upon sex.
Women face a variety of unconscious stereotypes in the workplace that hold them back
They don't need more money because they're not the primary breadwinners,
They can't do certain jobs that are considered "men's work,"
Their supposed to act a certain type of feminine in the workplace,
They're not committed to their jobs because their the primary caregivers to their kids. Racism in the workplace is often times is hidden under the guise of jokes or unfair treatment of certain individuals.
Factors of when people are being discriminated on
Decisions during initial hiring
Advancements or promotions
Compensations and benefits
Salary increases and other incentives
Retrenchment or layoffs Walmart Sexism Case
Women are upset because they feel like they are underpaid
Men are promoted more and paid more than women
Immigration Office in New York City
Feels like the men are being held back
Harassed by one of the female workers
Not stopping harassment Vance vs. Ball State University
Vance worked under a Caucasian women
Got into a dispute one day
Woman claimed she had connections with the KKK
A prison guard was receiving hate letters and racist graffiti
Had to take two leave of absences in order to get away from the harassment
"Why did you return Coxey. The workplace is so peaceful without you f---ing n----- as why don't you all stay the f--- out" Lawsuits against Racism in the Workplace Lawsuits against Sexism in the Workplace Suggestions for a Holistic Work Environment Diverse work environment and management
Base promotions solely off of performance
Provide training on diversity and gender equality
Create an anti-discrimination policy
Respond immediately to any complaints
Don't play favorites Microaggressions “Brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial, gender, sexual-orientation, and religious slights and insults toward the target person or group” (Sue W, 2010, p. 5). What is an example
of microaggression? What was a typical
job for Native Americans and African Americans during the 1800s? What was women's most important job in the 1800s? Who was listening?? Pop Quiz for Candy! Where did African Americans travel to hopefully receive equal treatment? What percent of women were in the workforce at this time? What was a male dominated career that women were beginning to break into? Round Two:Quiz for Candy! 20th Century What does EEOC
stand for? Name a stereotype for women and men in the workplace What is an example of
race discrimination in
the workplace? For every dollar that a
man earns...how much
does a woman earn? Round Three: Quiz For Candy! In the 21st Century How to Respond to Discrimination Victim
Tell someone right away or confront the perpetrator
Check employment's anti-harassment policy
Organize programs to help raise awareness about the issue
Do not stand by, tell a supervisor
Stand up for the person being harassed
Regularly attend anti-discrimination programs in your place of employment Conclusion
Discrimination is still an issue in today's workforce
Being aware of these issues is most important
People should not ignore these issues, but be proactive Scenarios: What would you do in a situation of discrimination?