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Friday, February 17, 2006

Black v. Brown tension

A January 24 Wall Street Journal article, entitled, "Blacks v. Latinos At Work" by Miriam Jordan discussed a new wave of workplace discrimination lawsuits where Blacks are claiming to be passed over for jobs or promotion in favor of Hispanics. In once case, there was a $110,000 settlement against Clougherty Packing Co after finding that it had been almost exclusively hiring Hispanics for warehouse, packing and production jobs.

According to the U.S. Census, not only have we outpaced all minorities in terms of population, we have also surpassed blacks in terms of income (about $34,000 compared to their approximately $32,000). Asians, still lead the minority income pack by far in case you're wondering.

If you're interested in joining the debate, Human Resource Executive (has as a circulation of approximately 80,000 HR professionals) is working on a follow-up story. Contact the writer on the story, Julie Cook Ramirez, at by March 10. I know I will be ...


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