HSB4U – Challenge & Change. Systemic Discrimination and Gender Inequality. Values. the beliefs of a group that provide standards for members’ behaviours. Gender Inequality. Most at risk for falling below LICO?
Systemic Discrimination and
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World Bank. (2012). Data: labour participation rate, female. Retrieved Oct. 2, 2012 from
1) Did Karen face discrimination? What type?
2) What would need to be done to ensure that women had equal opportunity at this company?
Relating Karen’s case to previous course content:
Alienation and Conformity
Systemic discrimination(page 91): when a systemfavours one or some groups over others in terms of hiring, benefits, promotions and pay increases.
Systemic racism or sexism(page 290): when inequality is part of the operation of the whole company, organization, or government. Also known as institutional racism.
Systems can include: corporations, organizations, governments, countries, or any other social institutions
Example of systemic discrimination?
1) Read “Aboriginal People Face Systemic Racism in Canadian Workforce” (2001): p. 291-2.
2) In groups of 3, answer question 1 on page 292
Find evidence of employment disadvantage faced by Aboriginal Canadians and foreign born visible minorities. Support each with a piece of data.
500 years in two minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmYu-Wppp3c
Holmes on Homes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVB_HqcwZKo
Read “Justice for Some” article
Make a list of institutions mentioned in the article that systemically discriminate, AND defining racial profiling.