Think about the last time that you (1) were treated unfairly because you differed from a decision maker on a particular dimension of diversity or (2) observed someone else being treated unfairly because that person differed from a decision maker on a particular dimension of diversity. Then answer these questions:
- Why do you think the decision maker acted unfairly?
- In what way, if any, were biases, stereotypes, or overt discrimination involved in this situation?
- Was the decision maker aware that he or she was acting unfairly?
- What could you or the person being treated unfairly have done to improve matters?
Journals should be between 400 and 500 words. Write your answers in paragraph form. In other words, include an introduction (ie: describe the situation), four supporting paragraphs (one paragraph for each question), and a conclusion. In your conclusion, reflect upon what you would have done had you had authority over the decision maker. What steps would you have taken to ensure that the decision maker no longer treated diverse individuals unfairly?
You also have the option to research your own discrimination case. Make sure that it is recent and that you are able to gather enough information to answer the questions