ERIC Number: ED193401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Asian-Indians in Search of Equality: Some Mundane Concerns in Complaining About Employment Discrimination in American Academia by Asian Indians.
Mohapatra, Manindra Kumar
An analysis of court cases and Equal Opportunity Employment Commission decisions was undertaken to highlight problems of Asian Indian academics who are involved in filing discrimination complaints. These data were supplemented by informal interviews with faculty members who have filed complaints. The analysis indicates that the academics must carefully consider the consequences of filing formal charges against their institutions. The administrative agencies designed to receive discrimination complaints rarely indicate that they are unable to effectively protect minority group members against repercussions from their universities. Private law suits can be filed against institutions but local courts rarely label their local university as a discriminatory institution and the judicial process is extremely slow. Asian Indian academics can, if they feel they are being discriminated against, seek another position, utilize on-campus political processes, or, as a last resort, seek assistance from outside administrative agencies. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA. Dept. of Political Science.
Identifiers: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Note: A working paper prepared for the Conference on Asian Indians in North America (Session 4, May 24-26, 1980).