Silicon Valley is a region in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California that serves as a global center for high technology and innovation. However, it is also known for its discriminatory practices. According to MSN, 80% of the workforce is white or Asian. Often, Black employees are the only minorities on their teams. They receive salary offers that average $10,000 less than offers to White peers, according to recruitment marketplace Hired Inc., and take longer to get promoted. Many also incur what’s referred to as a “Black tax”â€”additional work such as representing the company at career fairs or conducting new-hire interviews, implicitly distorting how diverse the company is. That takes them away from their day job for no extra pay.
For this discussion you should identify a company or field in which you would like start your career. What would be a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification for that field? Is your field known for being fair to everyone or is there an abundance of gender, racial, or age discrimination?