October 18- Whom Employers Want Discussion Questions

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Study/Discussion Questions for October 18th Old definition of prejudice : Very individualized; attitudes that an individual holds; feelings that a person dislikes; - Individuals, not groups Waldinger and Lichter on prejudice : - Not about dislike - Not about feeling and emotions an individual has - Instead, prejudice is context dependent, more about how people perceive groups belonging in society o People of certain group o Much more than just feelings of dislike - 1. Why is the context of authority relations at work important when thinking about the preferences that inform how and why employers select workers? 2. What is Waldinger and Lichter’s critique of the scholarship on prejudice? - Employers had ways of discriminating without being prejudice - All employers do it - Discriminate whether person is suitable for job o Handicapped o Physically able o Can’t speak the language o Attitude and presentation o Overqualification 3. Waldinger and Lichter explain the difference between "fair" and "unfair" discrimination of employers when seeking employees (146). What are the
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