All Theses, Dissertations, and Capstone Projects
Corporate America: Black Women and Affirmative Action, Stereotypical Views and DIscriminatory Practices
Year of Award
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
College of Business & Professional Studies
African-American, Civil Rights, Harassment, Minority, Human Resources, Affirmative Action, Hiring
Historically many black women have been part of the workforce. Many have had to do more with less education, in addition to dealing with stereotypical views. Affirmative action proved little gains for most black women over any significant time period.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited wage discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, or national origin.
Education has always been the key for many black women although it still did not give them equality with black men, white women, or white men in professional occupations.
In corporate America status symbols are sometimes very subtle, however some believe to achieve them women, in particular black women, must be overachievers to receive them.
The changing population will change the views of minorities as whole, since sometime in the next century blacks, Asians, and Hispanics are projected to outnumber whites in the United States according to the Population Reference Bureau.
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Campbell, Cheryl A., "Corporate America: Black Women and Affirmative Action, Stereotypical Views and DIscriminatory Practices" (1987). All Theses, Dissertations, and Capstone Projects. 574.
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