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Diversity in workplace: Diversity Programs - Why?

- continuing inequality
- population is becoming more diverse and pluralist
- business want the best workers for the job
- need to address conflicts at workplace
- diversity leads to more productivity and competitiveness

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How do diversity programs work?

- Addresses both attitudes and behaviors
- Address prejudice, perceptions, and punishes discriminatory behavior
- Increase number of minority workers or promotion of minority workers

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Hate Crimes - Why?

- bad economic conditions: competition
- growing economic inequality: scapegoating
- statement and actions of political leaders: code words
- reaction to progressive change

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Immigration Reform

- increase boarder security (officers and fences)
- path to permanent residence and citizenship
- temporary 2-year guest work visas
- eliminate preference for extended family members
- path to citizenship for children who go to college or military (the DREAM act)
- PLAN FAILED