The year 2020 sparked a moral and ethical awakening for most. Specifically, it caused the general public to consider the treatment of people of color in the U.S

Aside from the obvious issue of police brutality, racial bias is still prevalent in the workplace. According to a 2020 study done by Mercer, “ 64% of workers in entry level positions (were) white.” In executive positions, the homogeny is even more widespread.

The lack of people of color in executive positions is evidence that promotion opportunities are much more slim for non-white workers. This could lead to a lack of motivation for people of color in entry level positions.

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Courtesy of University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

On March 25, I live-tweeted a very compelling event where Dr. Natalia Molina discussed the exploitation of undocumented workers during the ongoing pandemic. She and other speakers discussed the history of Latinx immigrants in the U.S. and how they’ve been treated by the industries they serve.

Molina has authored two books on the topic of race in the U.S., specifically when it comes to immigration; How Race is Made in America and Fit to be Citizens?

For more information from Molina and her work to educate on the racial disparities in the U.S. you can visit her website.

Here is a link to access my tweets during this event:

https://wke.lt/w/s/nuQtSj

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Jordan Hart

Jordan Hart

Texas journalist with bylines in the Houston Business Journal, HC Magazine, the Daily Cougar and Cooglife magazine. Business, travel, features, more!