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Workplace myths about minorities

  • 1.  Workplace myths about minorities

    Posted 05-20-2021 05:18 PM
    I just sat through a discussion about the methods and necessities of maintaining a healthy workplace culture. One of the members leading the discussion brought the excuses she has endured for never getting a promotion after decades of leadership experience: "model minority" was the phrase that summed it all up.


    I do not tell people that I have Hispanic heritage for no reason because I do not tell myself that for no reason. Yet, ever since I first came to college, I have needed the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) to show myself what companies are out there and how difficult it is to get accepted.

    When have you come to realize the world will try to define you as a minority in engineering?

    Alexander Granato A.M.ASCE
    Bexley OH