racial discrimination
Any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, color, descent,
       or natio...
African American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)
Rosa Parks

“ “
People always say that I didn't give
up my seat because I was tired, but
that isn't true. I was not tired
...
Happened 1996. Nearly four decades after American Civil Rights.


Racism In The Workplace
Wayne A. Elliott
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Military-aircraft production facilities. Marietta, Ga.
1996
African American
Being called “boy”

“Kiss my butt”

Collecting parts to be boxed – walking around 10 miles
a day
Workers Against
 Discrimination
“Back-to-
“Back-to-Africa tickets”
  Just sprinkle this dingy black dust on any sidewalk and piss on it, and,
  presto! Hu...
Hangmans’ noose threat
Ku Klux Klan
Several past and present secret domestic terrorist organizations in the United States, generally
in the south...
“We do not tolerate, nor have we ever tolerated,
harassment or discrimination of any form. We take
such complaints very se...
Minority employment grew by 36%.
However, racial harassment charges have
jumped by 100% since 1990.
“It’s like rape, which everyone kept silent about before.”
Silence
Why nobody wants to talk about it?
Racial harassment allegations can be so embarrassing and
                 pose a difficult challenge for companies
“It’s just a joke”

“Those weren’t racial remarks”

“You are exaggerating”
Revenge
Reason why helps rarely there
Whites who stand up for co-workers also can run into trouble
“They are trying to make you in-subordinate, to create an
                    excuse to fire you.”
Escalate the
problem?

Keep silent?


               Milton Friedman
Consequences
What are the impacts?

Who got the disadvantages/loss?
Deontology
Company Point of View –
                                              What should the management level do?

              ...
Human Nature
What should a man do toward the others?

                    Basic Human Rights
“                                         “
“I did not want to be mistreated, I did not want to be
deprived of a seat that...
“States Parties undertake to prohibit and to eliminate
racial discrimination in all its forms and to guarantee the
right o...
Business Ethics Class Presentation - Racism in Workplace
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A presentation at my Business Ethics class. About racism and discrimination at workplace.

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Business Ethics Class Presentation - Racism in Workplace

  1. 1. racial discrimination Any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, color, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life. International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
  2. 2. African American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)
  3. 3. Rosa Parks “ “ People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in. Montgomery, Alabama December 1, 1955
  4. 4. Happened 1996. Nearly four decades after American Civil Rights. Racism In The Workplace
  5. 5. Wayne A. Elliott Lockheed Martin Corp. Military-aircraft production facilities. Marietta, Ga. 1996 African American
  6. 6. Being called “boy” “Kiss my butt” Collecting parts to be boxed – walking around 10 miles a day
  7. 7. Workers Against Discrimination
  8. 8. “Back-to- “Back-to-Africa tickets” Just sprinkle this dingy black dust on any sidewalk and piss on it, and, presto! Hundreds of n—s spring up!
  9. 9. Hangmans’ noose threat
  10. 10. Ku Klux Klan Several past and present secret domestic terrorist organizations in the United States, generally in the southern states, that are best known for advocating white supremacy and acting as vigilantes while hidden behind conic masks and white robes. Founded in 1865 by veterans of the Confederate Army.
  11. 11. “We do not tolerate, nor have we ever tolerated, harassment or discrimination of any form. We take such complaints very seriously, and we always have investigated them and taken appropriate action when needed.” Sam Grizzle – Lockheed spokesman
  12. 12. Minority employment grew by 36%. However, racial harassment charges have jumped by 100% since 1990.
  13. 13. “It’s like rape, which everyone kept silent about before.”
  14. 14. Silence Why nobody wants to talk about it?
  15. 15. Racial harassment allegations can be so embarrassing and pose a difficult challenge for companies
  16. 16. “It’s just a joke” “Those weren’t racial remarks” “You are exaggerating”
  17. 17. Revenge Reason why helps rarely there
  18. 18. Whites who stand up for co-workers also can run into trouble
  19. 19. “They are trying to make you in-subordinate, to create an excuse to fire you.”
  20. 20. Escalate the problem? Keep silent? Milton Friedman
  21. 21. Consequences
  22. 22. What are the impacts? Who got the disadvantages/loss?
  23. 23. Deontology
  24. 24. Company Point of View – What should the management level do? The Victim Point of View – What are the rights of man? International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination 1966
  25. 25. Human Nature
  26. 26. What should a man do toward the others? Basic Human Rights
  27. 27. “ “ “I did not want to be mistreated, I did not want to be deprived of a seat that I had paid for. It was just time... there was opportunity for me to take a stand to express the way I felt about being treated in that manner. I had not planned to get arrested. I had plenty to do without having to end up in jail. But when I had to face that decision, I didn't hesitate to do so because I felt that we had endured that too long. The more we gave in, the more we complied with that kind of treatment, the more oppressive it became.” Rosa Parks
  28. 28. “States Parties undertake to prohibit and to eliminate racial discrimination in all its forms and to guarantee the right of everyone, without distinction as to race, color, or national or ethnic origin, to equality before the law” International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

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