ASOC 3-4 - ASOC 3/4/08 Discrimination Herring argues that...

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ASOC 3/4/08 Discrimination Herring argues that although the federal government banned discrimination in employment, it is still widespread: “it has just gone underground and become more sophisticated there is still evidence of discriminatory patterns and some well-known firms can engage in the practice. How Common? According to Herring, 60% of blacks have reported racial barriers in the workplace. One way of investigating discrimination is through the social audits. Audits studies send white and minority job applicants with the same skills and resumes to apply for the same job. When a minority applicants gets differential treatment, this evidence of discrimination. Several studies showed that: - Employers are less likely to interview or offer jobs to minority applicants - Whites advance further in the hiring process - Whites get called first and are offered jobs on the spot - Whites are offered higher salaries and higher status positions - Ads for jobs are not advertised in mainstream newspapers, thereby, limiting the pool
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ASOC 282 taught by Professor Tejada during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Albany.

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ASOC 3-4 - ASOC 3/4/08 Discrimination Herring argues that...

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