“Chapter 6 shows that organizations are not innocent bystanders to discrimination. It challenges organizational innocence by presenting a fuller picture of how employment discrimination operates – and how organizations discriminate. Research shows that organizations play a signif cant role in creating and sustaining discrimination and inequalities. Organizations actively construct and capitalize on race and gender, from enhancing their diversity banners to leveraging race and gender for market share to devising low- cost, disempowered labor classes. And they devise and shape the policies and structures, the practices and cultures that form the conditions for interaction and decisions by their employees and ultimately that shape their employees’ opportunities for work success.”

Source: Tristin K. Greene. Discrimination Laundering: The Rise of Organizational Innocence and the Crisis of Equal Opportunity Law. pg. 10. 2016.


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