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It appears that the problems in this case are that Texaco was not including minority workers in the opportunities for advancement within the company at the time of this case. It also appears that during the time period in which this case took place, that this company did not embrace the diversity, ideas, and contributions of African-Americans and other minorities, nor did it reward these individuals for their successes with upward mobility within the organization as it did with Caucasians and others. In addition, Texaco's top executives showed their disrespect for African-Americans through the use of degrading racial epithets, as well as the attempt to destroy incriminating documents. (Sex Discrimination in the Workplace: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Faye J. Crosby)

The Texaco Chairman's decision to set aside $35 million in order to initiate the establishment of a task force in order to monitor the treatment of minorities and women was an innovative idea that would be very ...

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The costs of workplace discrimination in Texaco yesterday vs. today are discussed.

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