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Change the work environment for individuals with different ethnic backgrounds

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During my short time at Ron Carter I was a victim of racial hate. I was subject to hostility, name calling (blackie and charcoal), and their refusal to train me appropriately. After a very uncomfortable few days I decided to speak with management about the events that had taken place but the manger told me to suck it up. Unhappy with his response I went to HR and spoke to them about feeling unsafe and desiring to quit if something is not done about the harrassment. Despite my pleas I was told that all they could do was make anti discrimination mandatory. I would have to not only take the class with the person who harassed me but she would continue to train me. Again I expressed my discomfort to HR and they said that that was all they could do so I was left with a choice either continue to work in a racially hostile environment knowing that as the only black employee in the department and the management siding with my harasser that I would be on my own and the abuse would probably get worse or I could quit with no unemployment benefits.  I made the choice that I felt was right at the time but it was a financially difficult choice and I have experienced significant hardships because of it. 

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