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Impact of a Contemporary Social Problem in the Workplace

Although there are corporate policies and procedures in place to alleviate, deter, or reduce the likelihood of discriminatory practices, discrimination acts continue to be a problem in the workforce. Current news supports this claim, for example the recent outrage from the Clippers owner Sterling, or Paula Dean's blatant disregard for cultural differences. Unfortunately, discrimination creates unnecessary challenges for qualified ethnicities.

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The social problem I've identified was based on discrimination in the workplace.

For centuries, discrimination has been the pinnacle of social problems; it creates a negative impact on an individual's quest for obtaining an acceptable quality of life that stems from a candidates qualifications and extensive educational background. Despite an individual's adequate skill set within a specific industry, there is only one entity that separates him/her from everyone else who is equally qualified for the same position and that is their ethnicity. In the corporate world, discrimination goes far beyond race. Discrimination branches off into gender, age, sex, and sexual orientation. It is no longer a question as to whether or not an individual is qualified for the job; it is a matter of differences in external appearances. If an individual in an organization is prejudicial, he or she must be subtle in their approach to display their initial feelings.

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The social problem I identified was based on discrimination in the workplace.

For centuries, discrimination has been the pinnacle of social problems; it creates a negative impact on an individual's quest for obtaining an acceptable quality of life that stems from a candidates qualifications and extensive educational background. Despite an individual's adequate skill set within a specific industry, there is only one entity that separates him/her from everyone else who is equally qualified for the same position and that is their ethnicity. In the corporate world, discrimination goes far beyond race; it branches off into gender, age, sex, and sexual orientation. It is no longer a question as to whether or not an individual is qualified for the job; it is a matter of differences in external appearances. If an individual in an organization is prejudicial, he or she must be subtle in their approach to display their initial feelings.

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