April 30th

There is progress between businesses and laws that can be helpful for minorities in the workplace:

As early as 1966, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) took the position that Title VII prohibited not only intentional discrimination, but also neutral employment practices that had disproportionate adverse effects on protected groups.15 In 1971, the Supreme Court agreed with that position in Griggs v. Power Dukes Co.16 Griggs expanded the reach of Title VII by holding that “good intent or absence of discriminatory intent does not redeem employment procedures or testing mechanisms that operate as ‘built-in headwinds’ for minority groups.”  (Jones, 2017, para. 1217)

This supports the fact that people are trying to make change within society against discrimination.


JONES, A. L. (2017). IMPLICIT BIAS AS SOCIAL-FRAMEWORK EVIDENCE IN EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION. University Of Pennsylvania Law Review, 165(5), 1221-1243.

April 27th Freewriting

In Essay 4, I plan to talk about everything ranging from social class to cultural norms in the work place. The way I plan to structure my body paragraphs is to talk about my point of view the have one counter-paragraph to discuss the other side of my argument to strengthen my point of view. I also plan to discuss everything about the stress that is involved between different kinds of jobs and also talk about the difference between earning a living and just wanting to grind to have money. I will also implement my own experiences in this essay and putting my own thoughts about benefits and cons. Also, I will expand on certain stereotypes in different kind of work places.

Side of Argument: Indentify cultural norms and stereotypes within the workplace, ways to change the workplace for everyone.



Body P 1- Social classes + Workplace

talk about location, economy

Body P 2- Perspective on Cultural Norms + Workplace

Body P 3 – Perspective on stereotypes in the workplace

Body P 4 – Changing the educational system

Body P 5 – My experiences

Counter Body P- Opposite of my opinions


April 25th

A couple of my friends I know that used to work at IHOP, always wanted to work graveyard shifts and they were happy about it. However, it had a toll on their sleep and stress psychologically. As a result, they were not doing this job because they had to, but because they wanted to make money. On the contrary, I remember my mom had to work graveyard shifts because she had to work for a living. Both experiences help me understand the relationship between work and intelligence because there is both work ethic and there is knowledge about the work you do.

April 18th

Recently in my hometown, Union City, from the article, “Union City: Council passes law barring tenant evictions without cause”, landlords across my city have been unfair evicting people out of their homes, “A loud round of applause broke out last week after the Union City City Council enacted some protections for renters against unjustified evictions and landlord harassment. On a 4-1 vote, the City Council approved an ordinance that requires landlords to meet certain requirements before evicting renters and provide them with a notice detailing their rights as tenants. Councilman Lorrin Ellis dissented.” In relation to the reading “Home and Hope”, Desmond talks about how in Milwaukee, the poorest renters are moved so much around the city, “Why they do is a question that has puzzled researchers and policymakers because they have overlooked the frequency of eviction in disadvantaged neighborhoods.8 Between 2009 and 2011, roughly a quarter of all moves undertaken by Milwaukee’s poorest renters were involuntary. Once you account for those dislocations (eviction, landlord foreclosure), low-income households move at a similar rate as everyone else.9 If you study eviction court records in other cities, you arrive at similarly startling numbers.” Honestly, I feel like very city has evictions that are unfair, but I’m glad that my city passed a law so that landlords can’t force people out without certain requirements.