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Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion by Barbara R. Deane, Bernardo M. Ferdman

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CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE

An I/O Psychologist's Perspective on Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Angelo S. DeNisi

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed when I was in high school, my only real exposure to the law was what I saw on television when students were barred from entering college campuses. Only later, when I was a graduate student, did I come to learn more about all the implications of the law, especially relative to the workplace. But this was the time when I/O psychologists were really getting involved in issues of discrimination at work. Whether they were working with companies trying to defend their hiring practices, with plaintiffs trying to prove they were the victims of discrimination, or explaining what different types ...

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