Racial discrimination in employment can come in the form of inappropriate comments, misperception, unfair treatment of employees in regards to hiring, calling for interview, promotions, racial harassment in the workplace and so on. Racial discrimination in the workplace is unacceptable and it is illegal under the rules and the racial discrimination standards of Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991. But why does the racial discrimination keep working and going well? Are there so many gaps in the law, the rules or the racial discrimination standards? I think the problem here is not from the law, the rules or any racial standard. It is from the awareness. That is all what we have to do for excluding the racial discrimination in workplace. To deal with this issue, I think we should have to solve in three sides. Those are company or cooperation, employers and the public. First of all, to company or cooperation, we should develop the specific policies inside the company about the standard of racial discrimination and the strict punishments going along with the policies. For example if any letter, evidence or report sent to company board to complain about the discrimination of the manager or supervisor during the recruitment process, a faith investigation should be made and if the complaint is true, that manager or supervisor should be fined an huge amount of money or even they will be fired. Besides that, the company should hold the special training course for the leaderships such as managers, supervisors, board of directors about the equalities in hiring, in employment and especially in the workplace. The company should help them understand about the policies, the equalities in the workplace, the risks of racial discrimination and make sure that there will be no discrimination in their company. Secondly, to the side of employers, I think we should establish the groups in company’s offices to protect their rights inside the company. And those groups will have the regular meeting every week or every month to discuss about the workplace concerns, solve the racial harassment or racial discrimination in hiring or employment in the company if have. They may be so small and cannot solve these problems but they should have their own voices and take actions if necessary. Their voices and the right actions will help change workplace behavior to prevent racial discrimination from now and in the future. Besides that I think a training course about anti-discrimination company’s policies for all new employers, workers, officers in the company is necessary. By this training course, all employers may have a right understanding about this issue and know what they have to do to prevent the racial harassment also racial discrimination in the workplace. Lastly, I think the public plays an important role in solving racial discrimination. Since the United States is a democratic country, the ideas and voices of the public will be listened and appreciated. That is the reason why we should make sure that the public will have a same voice and the right ideas about this issue. To help them have a positive and correct viewpoint, we should propaganda the meaningful lessons about the values of connection, solidarity, melting-pot culture, equalities, liberty and anti-discrimination through the panel in the street, advertiser, television, radio, news and books.
Although awareness of discriminatory behaviors in the workplace is increasing, immigrants still face unique problems in dealing with oppressive attitudes, policies, and culturally insensitive practices. In this essay we can see that immigrants are being discriminated against in recruitment and promotion, and are victims of racial harassment in the workplace. I try to figure out the way to solve this problem and change the racial discrimination in the United States. Hopefully it will help to supply some ideas about racial discrimination in workplace. In my opinion, immigrants coming to the United States have the same hopes, opportunities and capabilities to have the equalities, freedom, and happiness. Opportunities to have an interview, find a job, receive the same promotion and treatment should be equally available to everyone, regardless of their race or their colors. The economy is terrible for all Americans right now and we desperately need action to both expand the economy and exclude the racial discrimination also.
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