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February 17, 1984 - Image 16

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16 Friday, Feburary 11, 1984

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Study Says Executive Suite
Discrimination Has Declined

There's a new Cat
in Mum!

NEW YORK — Both
Jewish and non-Jewish
executives in some of
America's top corporations
generally agree that there
is less discrimination
against Jews in the corpo-
rate world than there was in
the past even though some
Jewish executives still be-
lieve that their Jewish iden-
tification is a handicap,
especially at higher execu-
tive levels.
Their research findings,
based on the attitudes of 75
Harvard MBAs at Ameri-
ca's leading corporations,
are included in a new report
issued by the American
Jewish Committee.
Entitled "Who Gets to the
Top — Executive Suite Dis-
crimination in the
Eighties," the report was

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think there are too many
who will become di-
visional presidents be-
cause I don't think many
Jews are like this one
man I know — he's so
polished, such an upper-
class person, there's no
way to know he's
Jewish."
A Jewish respondent in
Dr. Zweigenhaft's study
conformed his view. A male
1980 Harvard MBA
graduate, after denying
that he had experienced any
religious discrimination, re-
flected: "I have been told by
other Jews at my level that
they have experienced in-
tense anti-Semitism." Upon
considering how he differed
from these Jewish col-
leagues, he observed: "If an
individual is perceived as
quite Jewish, in to Jewish
social events, it may have a
negative impact. Those who
have moved faster in this
company are the less visible
Jews."
"Our findings on social
conformity and social cre-
dentials," concluded Dr.
Zweigenhaft, "suggest that
the higher one gets in the
corporation, the more a 'di-
fferent background' be-
comes a deterrent to promo-
tion . . . and the more ap-
parent are one's differences,
the greater one's problems
are likely to be."
Turning to the problems
faced by Jewish women in
corporate America, Dr.
Zweigenhaft said that all
the Jewish women in his
sample believed their sex to
be a greater business hand-
icap than their religion.
However, he continued,
"most Jewish women also
believed that their religion
was a factor, albeit a minor
one, that could influence
whether or not they ad-
vanced in their companies."
Among the problems
that women face, noted
Dr. Zweigenhaft, are
stereotyped views about
their abilities, com-
panies' fears that women
tend to leave jobs be-
cause of family respon-
sibilities, and the general
tendency of corporation
• executives to give prefer-
ence to employees who fit
the company "mold,"
which is usually white,
Anglo-Saxon, Protestant
and male.
Dr. Zweigenhaft said also
that his study found an im-
portant difference between
the situation of blacks and
women and that of male
Jews: an almost total ab-
sence of women and blacks
in senior corporation posi-
tions.

prepared by Dr. Richard L.
Zweigenhaft, associate pro-
fessor of psychology at Guil-
ford College, in Greensboro,
N.C.
Dr. Zweigenhaft's study
also finds that neither
women nor blacks have be-
come as integral a part of
the corporate world as have
some male Jews.
While most non-Jewish
executives in the study
felt there was little or no
bias against Jews in their
corporations, a small
number contended that
at the top levels, being
Jewish would hurt a per-
son's chances. One non-
Jewish respondent said
that Jews had no prob-
lems getting entry-level
or middle-management
jobs, but added: "I don't

NEW YORK — Jersey
City Mayor Gerald
McCann, who announced on
Dec. 7 that his city had
"adopted" the Judean com-
munity of Tekoah as its
"twin city" in Israel, has
come under sharp attack
from the Arab Americ:- n
Anti-Discrimination Com-
mittee.

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