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The Resource After civil rights : racial realism in the new American workplace, John D. Skrentny

After civil rights : racial realism in the new American workplace, John D. Skrentny

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After civil rights : racial realism in the new American workplace
Title
After civil rights
Title remainder
racial realism in the new American workplace
Statement of responsibility
John D. Skrentny
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What role should racial difference play in the American workplace? As a nation, we rely on civil rights law to address this question, and the monumental Civil Rights Act of 1964 seemingly answered it: race must not be a factor in workplace decisions. In After Civil Rights, John Skrentny contends that after decades of mass immigration, many employers, Democratic and Republican political leaders, and advocates have adopted a new strategy to manage race and work. Race is now relevant not only in negative cases of discrimination, but in more positive ways as well. In today's workplace, employers routinely practice "racial realism," where they view race as real--as a job qualification. Many believe employee racial differences, and sometimes immigrant status, correspond to unique abilities or evoke desirable reactions from clients or citizens. They also see racial diversity as a way to increase workplace dynamism. The problem is that when employers see race as useful for organizational effectiveness, they are often in violation of civil rights law. After Civil Rights examines this emerging strategy in a wide range of employment situations, including the low-skilled sector, professional and white-collar jobs, and entertainment and media. In this important book, Skrentny urges us to acknowledge the racial realism already occurring, and lays out a series of reforms that, if enacted, would bring the law and lived experience more in line, yet still remain respectful of the need to protect the civil rights of all workers
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DLC
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Skrentny, John David
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Discrimination in employment
  • Race discrimination
  • Civil service
  • Civil rights
  • Civil rights
  • Civil service
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Race discrimination
  • United States
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After civil rights : racial realism in the new American workplace, John D. Skrentny
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-382) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 397 pages
Isbn
9780691159966
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013013184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841187025
Label
After civil rights : racial realism in the new American workplace, John D. Skrentny
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 397 pages
Isbn
9780691159966
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013013184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841187025

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