In our last post, we discussed the fact that discrimination in the modern workplace often appears in relatively subtle forms. Discriminatory behaviors can be so subtle that many victims are left wondering if there has actually been any intentional wrongdoing on the part of their employers or co-workers.
Over the past several years, the discussion concerning race relations in America has changed significantly. Many individuals have cited events like the election of President Obama and the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the Voting Rights Act as evidence that race discrimination no longer plays a significant role in American life. However, a new paper that will soon be published in American Psychologist indicates that while it may appear in different forms than it has in the past, racial discrimination is very much alive in both the American workforce and other contexts.