Diversity initiatives, status, and system-justifying beliefs: When and how diversity efforts de-legitimize discrimination claims

  title={Diversity initiatives, status, and system-justifying beliefs: When and how diversity efforts de-legitimize discrimination claims},
  author={T. Dover and B. Major and C. Kaiser},
  journal={Group Processes & Intergroup Relations},
  pages={485 - 493}
  • T. Dover, B. Major, C. Kaiser
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
  • Diversity initiatives aim to improve outcomes for low-status groups in organizations. Yet they also may ironically act as legitimizing cues, leading to an assumption of fairness and reducing the detection of discrimination. We explored how group status (high-status majority vs. low-status minority) and beliefs about the fairness of the system influence when the mere presence of a diversity initiative will de-legitimize claims of discrimination against a company. Non-Hispanic Whites and Latino… CONTINUE READING
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