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Managing Diversity: Reverse Discrimination

Individual Whites may report experiences with reverse discrimination. How do such experiences affect support of or resistance toward diversity efforts? What might help such individuals to be supportive of diversity efforts, despite believing they had experienced discrimination?

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This question refers to reverse discrimination, and the opening sentence leads the student or reader to believe that reverse discrimination involves those that are white, or more politically correct, individuals that are mainly of the Caucasian race. Reverse discrimination happens when a group that is known as a protected class is favored - the discrimination is reversed to an extreme amount. By definition, a protected class is a class of people that have been subject to discrimination, as mainly defined by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This includes discrimination by race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, ...

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This solution discusses reverse discrimination.