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Friday, March 13, 2015

How can discriminatory employment practices be monitored?

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Most businesses and institutions establish EEO Compliance procedures to ensure employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against, regardless of race, national origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability (physical or mental), age, status as a parent, or genetic information.

Systems of non-discrimination in labor activity, however, show huge gaps between the races in employment. As long as an employer can show they have picked an employee from a "diverse pool of applicants", they can still go about their business of hiring who they want, and most times that means hiring folks who look and think like them.

This is the economic floor of our societal problems in the United States and is the foundation of how one's heirs are unable to BUY a good education, decent housing, and political power.

It is imperative that as we shift our focus on community policing in Ferguson, Mo. we now shine the light on equal employment opportunity in America.

There's more than one way to skin a cat!  If you don't want Blacks and Browns moving into your million dollar neighborhood or competing for high paying jobs, you make sure they don't gain entrance into the workplace. Better yet, you make sure they only get minimum wage jobs that keep them in poverty. Running for political office is expensive and, therefore harder for grass roots people to effect change, especially when they redistrict to rich people's advantage.

Then you set up a system that cannot be monitored.

Folks interested in employment law should take a look at the increasing number of right-to-work states. The right-to-work movement could have a damning effect on equal employment opportunities. and ways to monitor employment decisions by labor unions and other groups.

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At the psychological level, you demean existing employees, deny them raises, keep them out of important meetings, blame them for circumstances which they have no direct responsibility, and deny them proper training needed for advancement. You undermine their advancement at every level and when they become depressed, you call them lazy and unqualified.

These are reasons why the economic gap is widening, and the only way to counteract that is to stop it now! Unfortunately, many people in power in the hiring suite refuse to acknowledge there is a problem, therefore, the problem continues.

Also, Blacks and Browns need to start their own businesses and support each other. They also need to create wealth and live off their assets instead of living paycheck to paycheck.

Enough said for now.

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