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New Gallup Study Shows One in Four Black Workers Have Faced Discrimination At Work

This new Gallup Poll is proof that discrimination in the workplace is alive and well. Last summer the national conversation on racism and injustices in America hit the forefront in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Arbery, and countless others who lost their lives all because of the color of their skin. Today, a study released by the Gallup Center on Black Voices finds that “about one in four Black (24%) and Hispanic employees (24%) in the U.S. report having been discriminated against at work in the past year.” The findings come from a large-scale Gallup web survey conducted from Nov. 6, 2020, to Dec. 1, 2020, with more than 8,000 respondents surveyed including over 3,500 white workers, more than 2,000 Hispanic workers, and over 2,000 Black workers. Studies show the experiences of Black men (27%) and Black women (23%) are close. Income also plays a part within Black employees in households earning less than $90,000 (24%) annually and even those earning...

Shanique Yates

Jan 12, 2021