ERIC Number: ED402435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
A Synopsis of Minorities in the Workplace: 1900-2000.
Taylor, George R.; And Others
Data reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of the Census, and a literature review were used to develop comparative descriptive profiles of the employment status of white U.S. minorities in the workplace. In addition, these data were used to show the progression of African Americans into the workplace from the 1940s onward, especially the progression from service occupations to white-collar occupations concomitant with the passage of civil rights and affirmative legislation from the 1940s to the 1960s. Data assessed covered a broad period from 1900 through projections into the year 2000. Findings from these data sources indicated that multicultural diversity in the workplace is an idea whose time has come. Simply passing legislation does not ensure that meaningful integration and inclusion will occur. Management must set the tone and climate at the workplace and be committed to the integration and inclusion initiative. Many major U.S. corporations have taken that position and have begun multicultural affirmative action and recruiting programs. Data were summarized and specific recommendations were made to improve the conditions of minorities in nontraditional work roles. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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