A New York Times article swiftly summarizes psychological research into unconscious racial bias. Harvard Professor Sendhil Mullainathan performed some of the experiments, and describes others. Some discrimination is consciously practiced, although less often verbalized than before. At least when the verbalization is in person; racist comments on relatively anonymous social media...
More than a year has passed since I’ve updated this blog. Employment developments have occurred in that time, naturally, but for various reasons I have been quiet. Now it appears that the pace of change will increase. Laws and regulations put into place during eight years of a Democratic administration are at risk. In addition,...Read more
So, many of us were surprised that Peggy Young convinced the Supreme Court that she deserves a trial. It is never a good idea to bet on a Supreme Court case. The short story of Peggy Young goes like this. Ms. Young worked for UPS delivering packages on its early morning shift. She unload...Read more
Workplace stress kills. I know this will come as no shock to many who have felt its effects first-hand. But we hear more about heart disease and cancer, gun violence and other causes of death, causes with more research efforts and initiatives to cure the situations. As a public health issue, workplace violence has gotten...Read more