What is disparate treatment? Do you think a customer treated unfairly in a store (e.g., being passed over for service) is an example of disparate treatment? Discuss why or why not. Please use class material to support your answer. 200 word
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.
Individual Whites may report experiences with reverse discrimination. How do such experiences affect support of or resistance toward diversity efforts? What might help such individuals to be supportive of diversity efforts, despite believing they had experienced 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.