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Racial discrimination

Racial discrimination refers to discrimination against individuals on the basis of their race. Policies of racial segregation may formalize it, but it is also often exerted without being legalized.

According to World Values Survey data, as analyzed by The Washington Post, the least tolerant country worldwide is Jordan.[1]. According to this study, racial tolerance is also low in ethnically diverse Asian countries, while Western and Central Europe and the United States are relatively racially tolerant.[1]

More than 30 years of field experiment studies have found significant levels of discrimination against non-whites in labor, housing, and product markets in 10 different countries.[2]

According to the World Values Survey, the second most racist country is India, where people from other countries are treated differently by some Indian people, based both on skin color and country of origin.[1] African people are especially affected by racism in India, denied living accommodations and even attacked and killed.[3] [4] [5]

A study conducted in the Netherlands and published in 2013 found significant levels of discrimination against job applicants with Arabic-sounding names.[6]

Blacks in African countries have committed many racial crimes against other races, mostly Asians and Middle Easterners and Whites to drive them out[7] [8].

One of the few countries that enshrine racial discrimination in their constitution is Liberia: Whites cannot be made citizens there.

With regard to employment, multiple audit studies have found strong evidence of racial discrimination in the United States labor market, with magnitudes of employers preferences of white applicants found in these studies ranging from 50% to 240%. Other such studies have found significant evidence of discrimination in car sales, home insurance applications, provision of medical care, and hailing taxis.[9]

Racial discrimination in the workplace falls into two basic categories:[10]

Discrimination may occur at any point in the employment process, including

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