RACISM IN ORGANIZATIONS AND ITS PERCEIVED EFFECT
Franklin, K., Phillips Graduate Institute, USA
The present study examined the effects of the race of the manager and employees in racism in organizations and its perceived effect. Based on previous studies that have been conducted by many researchers, it was hypothesized that relative to Black employers, White employers are more discriminatory in organizational practices such as hiring when the race of the employee is Black due to Whites perceiving less discrimination than Blacks. Racism in this study was operationalized as more negative and harsh judgments. Based on a scenario, participants were asked to answer questions on a scale from 1 through 4, (4- most discriminating, 1-least discriminating).The results of the experiment were contradictory to those that have been found in a number of similar studies, White employers were more likely to be judged more negatively and harshly, relative to Black employers.