Education - Counseling Bias Against Thesis

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" "This agent of RE/MAX blatantly discriminated against Latinos," said NFHA President and CEO Shanna L. Smith. So, the bottom line of that story is Latinos may be getting good jobs in some cases but finding appropriate housing near one's place of work can be a minefield of bias and deception.

Meanwhile, to answer the question, what effects does being Latino have on seeking a professional career, a study by the AFL-CIO shows that "...three of four Latino workers say workplace rights need more protection" (www.aflcio.org).Accordingto the AFL-CIO research, called "the most exhaustive study ever conducted on worker's rights," nearly one-third of Latinos interviewed on the job said they have faced "workplace discrimination based on their ethnicity" (AFL-CIO). The Peter D. Hart Research Associates group conducted this research for the AFL-CIO; the research sampled 1,792 adult Latinos and Asians. It was called "Worker's Rights in America: What Workers Think About Their Jobs and Employers," and it is considered a "wakeup call" to "corporate America," according to AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Linda Chavez-Thompson. The survey also found that 78% of Latino workers believe "more protection for workplace rights" is needed in America.

One of the organizations best known for helping Latinos achieve fairness and upward movement in matters of employment is the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the "largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S." (www.nclr.org).TheNCLR reports ("Building Wealth in a Troubled Economy") "...wealth is unequally distributed in the U.S." largely because Latinos and other minorities do not have the same access to higher-paying jobs as white worker do. Indeed, for "non-Hispanic white families" the median net worth is almost $134,000; for Latino families it is $18,000 and this includes home ownership.

Other advocacy organizations which aim to improve Latino positions in corporate America include: Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (www.hacr.org);HispanicAssociation of Colleges and Universities (www.hacu.com);TheAspira Association (www.aspira.org);CongressionalHispanic Caucus Institute (www.chci.org);andLeague of United Latin American Citizens (www.lulac.org).

Works Cited

FindLaw.com. (2008). Employment Discrimination in Alabama. Federal Law Prohibits

Employment Discrimination. Retrieved February 22, 2009, at http://library.findlaw.com.

Forbes.com. (2009). Department of Justice Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against RE/MAX Franchisee and Agent: National Fair Housing Alliance & HUD

Investigations Determined Discrimination. Retrieved February 23, 2009, at http://www.forbes.com.

Hispanic Business.com. (2001). National Hispanic Advocacy Web Directory. Retrieved February 22, 2009, at http://www.hispanicbusiness.com.

National Council of La Raza. (2008). Building Wealth in a Troubled Economy: A Symposium on Latino Wealth-Building Opportunities. Retrieved February 22, 2009 at http://www.nclr.org.

Perez, Debra Joy, Fortuna, Lisa, & Alegria, Margarita. (2008). Prevalence and Correlates

Of Everyday Discrimination Among U.S. Latinos. Journal of Community Psychology,

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Works Cited

FindLaw.com. (2008). Employment Discrimination in Alabama. Federal Law Prohibits

Employment Discrimination. Retrieved February 22, 2009, at http://library.findlaw.com.

Forbes.com. (2009). Department of Justice Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against RE/MAX Franchisee and Agent: National Fair Housing Alliance & HUD

Investigations Determined Discrimination. Retrieved February 23, 2009, at http://www.forbes.com.

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