ERIC Number: ED182380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Institutional Racism: Research for Change; A Final Report.
Jordan, Harold W.
This study was conducted to identify and eliminate organizational barriers to racial equality in a government department by developing a model of organizational diagnosis and change. Interviews with employees identified various problem areas: the disproportionate distribution of blacks within the department and their over-representation in low-level positions; the absence of an effective Affirmative Action plan; the lack of a clearly understood grievance procedure for dealing with complaints of discrimination; and differences in perceptions between black and white employees. After the development and implementation of a corrective plan, substantial progress is reported to have been made. Also described is a diagnostic system for the measurement and definition of institutional racism. Statistical tables detailing the researchers' findings are included. (Author/WP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Tomahawk School District, WI.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to reproduction quality of original document.