27 many companies have promoted african american

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Unformatted text preview: and shared similar personalities. Yet in almost 20% of the 476 audits, whites advanced farther in the hiring process, researchers found.26 Even after getting in the door, career tracking based on racial or ethnic stereotypes is common. For instance, one study found that a stereotype that “African Americans can’t handle pressure” was partially responsible for a lack of acceptance of African Americans in managerial roles.27 Many companies have promoted African American executives to positions having to do with affirmative action, diversity, or urban affairs in spite of their extensive credentials in other substantive areas of business. Similarly, the stereotype of Asian Americans as technical wizards has interfered with their opportunity to ascend to high general management positions.28 Chapter 3 Perception, Attribution, and Judgment of Others Attributions can play an important role in determining how job performance is interpreted. For example, one study found that good performance on the part of African American managers was seen to be due to...
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