Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Race and Sex Discrimination Report

One out of five workers in the U.S. claims that racial or ethnic discrimination exists in the workplace, according to a national survey by Hudson. 

According to report, employees say that they know of someone who has been denied a job, increased pay or promotion because of their ethnicity. That figure jumps to 31 percent for African-American workers, yet drops to 18 percent among white employees.

Here is a table from the report:

Percent Workers                           All Workers     Men     Women    White /      Black/
                                                                                                             Caucasian    African
Know someone who
has been adversely
affected due to
Race or Ethnicity                                      20%        19%       21%       18%         31%

Know someone who
has been adversely
affected due to Gender                             23%        20%       27%       22%         34%

Employer Actively
Promotes Diversity                                    64%        63%       65%       69%         46%

One in Five U.S. Workers Reports Racial and Gender Discrimination Exists in the Workplace

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