Managing Diversity in Organizations

Managing Diversity in Organizations

* Although “quotas” are generally illegal in the United States, many people believe that they are legal and common. Prepare an argument to dispel the idea of reverse

discrimination. Base it on education, earnings, and representation in senior and executive management of White men, White women, Black men, and Black women. (Your

response must be at least 200 words in length)

* Recall the study by Castilla that found similar starting salaries but differential salary growth for women and minorities when compared to White men, even when

performance ratings were the same. What are some possible negative consequences for the organization if these salary differences become widely known? What specific

steps would you recommend to avoid “performance reward” discrimination?
(Your response must be at least 200 words in length)

* In the Bertrand and Mullainathan study of name-based discrimination, job applicants with “Black-sounding” names were granted interviews significantly fewer times

than those with “White-sounding” names. Speculate on what might happen to a Black applicant who had a “White-sounding” name and was called for an interview. At what

point(s) might prejudice eliminate the applicant from the selection process? What benefit(s) might accrue to such an applicant from being called for the interview?

What are specific actions that organizations might do to reduce the likelihood of name-based discrimination in the selection process? How would they know if these

steps were working? (Your response must be at least 300 words in length)

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