Racial Discrimination Runs Deep in the Restaurant Industry

Joe Kukura
May 28, 2019 - 5:00
Racial Discrimination Runs Deep in the Restaurant Industry

The restaurant industry’s racial bias has analysts at the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education calling out an “occupational Jim Crow” system where white workers are much more likely to get tip-earning “front of the house” positions, while managers relegate employees of color to less visible, lower-wage “back of the house” jobs.

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One Reply to “Racial Discrimination Runs Deep in the Restaurant Industry”

  1. That thing about the restaurant industry makes so much sense. Literally every time I get sushi, you’ve got the Asian guys cutting the sushi in the front, and in the back nothing but Latinos.

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