Someone is doing some pretty good sociology on the New York Times–a Business Professor no less! Like I wrote before, sociology is among the most widespread and successful of all disciplines in the academy, and it is not only found in Sociology Departments. The article is callsed “Guess Who Doesn’t Fit in at Work” and it is about how discrimination in hiring practices.
Wanting to work with people like ourselves is not new. In the past, employers overtly restricted job opportunities based on sex, race and religion, which is now illegal. But cultural fit has become a new form of discrimination that keeps demographic and cultural diversity down, all in the name of employee enjoyment and fun.
The whole editorial by Prof. Lauren Rivera of Northwesterh University Business School is here.