Racial Bias in the Federal Workplace

By on May 12, 2015 in Current Events with 126 Comments

It seems that in America today, the topic of race comes up in various ways on a regular basis from riots in American cities to allegations that a police force discriminates against a racial group to comments from the president on the issue on various occasions. And a recent poll says that race relations are some of the worst they have been in two decades.

How does this apply to the federal workplace? Do you think there is racial bias in federal agencies?

On a personal level, do you think you have you been subjected to racial bias in significant ways? For example, do you think you have been denied a promotion or work assignment based on racial bias?

From your perspective, is racial tension disappearing or getting worse in the United States today?

The survey on this issue is now closed and we will publish the results in a future article on FedSmith.com.

For those who elect to make a comment, we hope those who express a written opinion will take the time to make intelligent, astute observations on what can be an emotionally charged subject. Please remember that this is a public forum that can be read and observed by anyone. We urge you to avoid using this public forum to express unprofessional, derogatory comments that reflect poorly on the federal community as a whole.

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Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters on federal human resources.

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