ATR 109 – Race in the Workplace, New Haven Firefighters

What do you do when your white supervisor’s child asks you why your skin is brown? Is the New Haven Firefighters Supreme Court case evidence of “reverse racism” against whites? Carmen Van Kerckhove, Latoya Peterson, and Tami Winfrey Harris discuss.

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One thought on “ATR 109 – Race in the Workplace, New Haven Firefighters”

  1. The workplace should be free of racism at the first place (no pun), everyone should have the right access to a job they are qualified to do or perform. It’s advised not get into racial discussions or spout remarks about ones’ race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, handicap or class. It’s also illegal to the eyes of state & federal law, as well the supervisor may not like that.

    But the way this country is all worried about the impact of racism and diversity in places once discriminatory to minorities, how about we just feel easy and unshamed about being who we are? We come to work as a company, not trying to pick fights or make fun of others…a white supervisor’s child should be taught at public school on people come in different colors and that’s OK. +

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