Common Examples Of Race Discrimination
Race discrimination in the workplace is usually intentional, and meant to bully someone because of their race.
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The elemental poison of race discrimination in the workplace is a group congregating against an individual or smaller group of another race to make them feel inferior or ostracized.
What is Race Discrimination?
Race discrimination is essentially engaging in any behavior that aims to make someone feel embarrassed, frightened, or diminished so that they are in turn deprived of something based on their race.
Race discrimination in the workplace is usually intentional. Those who engage in race discrimination intend for others to feel alienated to silence them and make it difficult for them to do their job.
Perpetrators of race discrimination seek to make others feel a sense of discomfort in their own being so that they may attain and benefit from a level of perceived superiority.
What Does Race Discrimination Look Like?
Common examples of race discrimination in the workplace include:
- Racial stereotypes
- Excluding people from social or corporate opportunities or information that would advance their careers or make it easier for them to do their jobs
- Focusing on obvious cultural differences, such as clothing, skin color, or hairstyle in order to demean people
- Racial slurs
- Racial tropes
- Racial dogwhistles
- Violent racist imagery
- Insensitive references to painful parts of history or society (e.g., slavery, police brutality)
- Erecting the “concrete ceiling,” i.e., pervasive tacit racism in the workplace that deprives workers of color equal opportunity and fair treatment
Race discrimination in the workplace is unlawful and unacceptable, and can lead to dangerous situations. All people have the right to a working environment that is safe and free of harassment.
Get Help From New York Race Discrimination Lawyers
If you have been a victim of race discrimination in the workplace and would like to speak to an experienced race discrimination attorney, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We are committed to finding a compassionate, innovative, and successful solution that is right for you.
October 12, 2022