“STEREOTYPE THREAT IN MANUAL LABOR SETTINGS FOR HISPANIC AND CAUCASIAN PARTICIPANTS”
“A large segment of the American workforce is the manual labor population, which has, in the past, most especially during the industrial revolution, was comprised of an immigrant population. This industry has also been traditionally and overwhelmingly male, regardless of race. Minorities have had a historically occupational disadvantage relative to non-minority workers in the American workforce, and some of these patterns of occupational inequality between the groups continue today. Stereotype threat is ultimately the presence or perception of a stereotype. Stereotype threat concludes that not only is there a stereotype present, but that there is a fear that one’s behavior will confirm a stereotype of a group that one identifies with.” (Flanagan, 2011). This academic article speaks mainly about the discrimination or stereotyping in labor forces and how this can affect the workers mental heath and ability to preform. I like this article for my paper because even though it does not reference manual labor specifically, I can use this information to talk about the effects stereotyping has on ones ability to work and psychological state, to prove my main thesis.