Diversity in Organizations

The elements of diversity—such as race, ethnicity, and sex—tend to have a profound impact on how people relate to one another. In this section, we discuss (in alphabetical order) the groups that are most likely to be “left out” of the corporate mainstream. Of course, one individual may belong to several of these groups. For this reason, the Census Bureau in 2000 and 2010 allowed Americans to classify themselves into multiple racial categories.

African Americans

African Americans constitute approximately 13 percent of the U.S. workforce. Since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the number of African American officials, managers, technicians, and skilled craftspeople has tripled while the number in clerical ...

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