chapter  8
20 Pages

Discrimination and Injustice in the Marketplace: They Come in All Sizes, Shapes, and Colors

ByJerome D. Williams, Geraldine Rosa Henderson

From a societal perspective, with the election of the ! rst African American president in the United States, many people feel that the country has reached a point of ful! lling Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream despite some vestiges of racial discrimination (Poussaint, 2009). However, others recognize that there is still much work to be done, given continuing disparities in the treatment of various groups in the United States (Hannah, 2009). For example, data from U.S. government agencies highlight the continuing racial inequality in the categories of health, the economy, criminal justice, and education (Cutler, 2009).