A New Perspective on Race-Related Problems in Corporate American Companies

A New Perspective on Race-Related Problems in Corporate American Companies

by Jermel W. Shim

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ISBN-13: 9781478711339
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2013
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Jermel Shim is a retired engineer and is the author of, "Whom God Has Blessed, Let No Man Curse." He was born in Jamaica, and educated in Canada and the US. His educational background, working experience (twenty-nine years), and racial diversity within his own family has equipped him with a wealth of knowledge about the racial and cultural issues that affect people in various social and work-related settings. This broad background has helped him to understand the race-related challenges related to employment and to appreciate the contributions people of different racial and cultural backgrounds bring to the corporate workforce.

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Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite In A New Perspective on Race-Related Problems in Corporate American Companies, author Jermal Shim explains that most problems between persons of different races and/or cultures are interpreted as racial problems when, in reality they are problems involving lack of understanding in the workplace. The author contends that particularly in America, we have been conditioned by our history of racism and that this collective consciousness is transmitted from one generation to the next. Behaviors are seen as consistent among and between racial groups with attitudes reflecting the group mentality rather than the individual thought process. Shim believes that race-related issues in the workplace affect both white and non-white employees and that they oftentimes pervade the work environment. Probably the most productive portion of the book was that which dealt with solutions for the non-white employee who feels racial discrimination. Shim suggests that Blacks and other minorities first need to know who they are internally before they can fight against negative external forces. Emotions must be controlled while values are developed and practiced. Then, approaches to trusting relationships may be tried while looking toward traditional role models for guidance. Although A New Perspective may not be applicable in many progressive companies, Shim has given the reader food for thought as well as strategies for coping, means of producing work-related harmony, and programs to produce change in currently noxious work environments. While trying to avoid placing blame and judging, Shim offers non-white employees a means to begin to make changes without taking drastic measures.