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After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace

John D. Skrentny

Abstract

What role should racial difference play in the American workplace? As a nation, we rely on civil rights law to address this question, and the monumental Civil Rights Act of 1964 seemingly answered it: race must not be a factor in workplace decisions. This book contends that after decades of mass immigration, many employers, Democratic and Republican political leaders, and advocates have adopted a new strategy to manage race and work. Race is now relevant not only in negative cases of discrimination, but in more positive ways as well. In today's workplace, employers routinely practice “racial r ... More

Keywords: racial difference, American workplace, civil rights law, mass immigration, race, employee, racial diversity, workplace dynamism, racial realism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691159966
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691159966.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John D. Skrentny, author
University of California, San Diego