Managing Diversity in Organizations short essays 02

| March 31, 2017

* Although “quotas” are generally illegal in the United States, many people believe that they are legal and common. Prepare an argument to dispel the idea of reverse discrimination. Base it on education, earnings, and representation in senior and executive management of White men, White women, Black men, and Black women. (Your response must be at least 200 words in length)

* 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)

* 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)

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