The most recent Census data shows that the number of interracial couples in the United States has reached an all-time high. The Census data provides that one in every 10 American opposite-sex married couples reports they’re of mixed races. In 2000, that figure was about 7%. The rate of interracial partnerships also is much higher among the unmarried, the 2010 Census showed. About 18% of opposite-sex unmarried couples and 21% of same-sex unmarried partners identify themselves as interracial. The study defines interracial as members of a couple identifying as of different races or ethnicities. Read More.
Despite the growing number of interracial couples in America, there remain much harassment and racially charged comments to interracial couples and their children. When it comes to racial or ethnic slurs, sexually inappropriate language or ageist remarks, there is no denying that it continues to thrive in the workplace. There is an overwhelming amount of reports of what is referred to as “water cooler banter.” Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Offensive conduct that rises to the level of harassment in the workplace is unlawful. This may include, but is not limited to, offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with work performance. For more information: EEOC Website
Leeds Morelli & Brown, PC dedicates a large portion of their practice to the area of employment law. Our firm has had considerable success in matters of employment discrimination throughout Long Island and the New York City area. For more information, contact Leeds, Morelli and Brown, PC at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation.