Discriminatory Practices

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Discrimination still occurs in the very places where training to prevent racial profiling is now commonplace, such as the workplace, classrooms, airport security lines, and police departments. RAND researchers have examined a broad spectrum of discrimination-related issues such as gender discrimination in the military, the relationship between perceived discrimination and patient experiences with health care, the stigma of mental illness, age management policies, corrupt hiring processes, gender equality, and educational equity.

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    The Link Between Workplace Diversity and the Gender Pay Gap

    Aug 15, 2020

    Many factors explain the gender earnings gap, including workplace biases, differences in how credit is attributed, and differences in how men and women negotiate. But another factor could influence the pay women receive: the number of men in their workplace.

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    Laid Off More, Hired Less: Black Workers in the COVID-19 Recession

    Sep 29, 2020

    As the U.S. economy tries to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are adding workers to their teams, yet one group is being picked last: Black workers. Getting back into a job later could do lasting harm to millions of Black Americans' incomes and wealth accumulation for years.

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