The Racial Stereotypes of Occupations
This paper provides a conceptual examination of the potential existence of racial stereotypes of occupations. The existence of racial stereotypes of occupations implies an intersection between stereotypes regarding race and occupations. It is postulated that the existence of similarities between stereotype profiles of racial groups and occupations creates a cognitive context for the racial stereotypes of occupations. Thus, the racial stereotypes of occupations involves the “matching” of racial stereotypes to occupational stereotypes in such a way as to influence the process by which persons rate individuals’ suitability to perform certain occupations based on his or her race.
Keywords: Stereotypes, Occupations, Race
Dr. Timothy Harper
Assistant Professor, Management and Business, Skidmore College