Progressive Corporations at Work: The Case of Diversity Programs
Review of Law and Social Change 36:171-283, 2012
54 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2013 Last revised: 27 Jun 2013
Date Written: 2012
Until the late 1950s, companies in both the North and the South practiced discrimination openly. Women, African-Americans, and Latinos were rarely given opportunities to work alongside white men in the same jobs. They were generally offered unskilled jobs without promotion prospects. Most unions were segregated by sex and race, and those that had access to the best-paying jobs were the exclusive province of white men.
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