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Racial Discrimination in Salary [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2011, 10:14
Hey Guys,

Anyone know if this is big in the US? If you are Asian but have a MBA from a top 20 US school, do you get the same salary package compared to a European who also have a MBA from a top US school? Both needs working visa and have the same working experience.

I am currently working in Dubai and here it sucks to be an Asian because most of us are not western educated. You get paid 1/3 compared to the white person even though you have the same output. And I am speaking of big companies - the fortune 100 ones. It's ridiculous how the Asian and the White person have the same position but salary wise, the Asian is paid half or 60% compared to the latter.

Is this situation rampant in the US/Europe?
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Re: Racial Discrimination in Salary [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2011, 11:08
USA is a mixture of all cultures and religions. Unlike in Dubai, paying someone less because of his or her sex, religious, skin color or beliefs is illegal.
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Re: Racial Discrimination in Salary [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2011, 16:51
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is this though because the "white" employees are expats actually and it takes 50% more to lure them in from other parts of the world? So, basically is this a supply/demand situation or discrimination?

If I were moving to Dubai from the US, I would expect a good salary increase or some other meaningful reason why I would live in 120 degree weather in a country where i don't know the language, and culture that is foreign to me.

Or a native Dubai resident with white skin color is offered 2x the salary than a native Dubai resident with a dark skin color?
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Re: Racial Discrimination in Salary [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2011, 05:36
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is this though because the "white" employees are expats actually and it takes 50% more to lure them in from other parts of the world? So, basically is this a supply/demand situation or discrimination?

If I were moving to Dubai from the US, I would expect a good salary increase or some other meaningful reason why I would live in 120 degree weather in a country where i don't know the language, and culture that is foreign to me.

Or a native Dubai resident with white skin color is offered 2x the salary than a native Dubai resident with a dark skin color?


It is a very good point. When you have been lured to work, you will be paid more. Demand and supply relationship...
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