By: Camille Respess
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Discrimination in Hiring
Discrimination in the workplace, in education and in all public places, was made illegal in 1964. Yet and still, workers and employees are still discriminated against 54 years later.
According to 2018 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, black people are nearly twice as likely as white people to be unemployed, and hispanics or latinos are 1.15 times as likely to be unemployed in this country.
What’s more, an analysis from the Associated Press found that black people are still largely left out of the highest paying jobs in the United States.
The analysis stated that, “a white worker had a far better chance than a black one of holding a job in the 11 categories with the highest median annual salaries, as listed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ratio of white-to-black workers is about 10-to-1 in management, 8-to-1 in computers and mathematics, 12-to-1 in law, and 7-to-1 in education — compared with a ratio of 5.5 white workers for every black one in all jobs nationally.”
Needless to say, statistics show that racism in the workplace is an enduring issue in this country.
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