is asking for your ehtnicity or nationality a form of discrimination?

Guam
February 28, 2008 6:34pm CST
Once I was applying for a job when I was staying in guam. The clerk handed me a bio-data sheet where I filled it up with the listed information. There was a blank that had been labeled ethnicity. My brother in law who had been working in Guam ever since he was a teenager told me that, the company must have bought it from the office supply store because when he attended this Human Resource Seminar, they were told that ethnicity or nationality should no longer be present in the bio data sheet that are to be given to applicants, because it is a form of discrimination. What's your position on this?
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@jsharriz (436)
• Ukraine
3 Mar 08
i dun think its any form of discrimination... well i guess it depends on induviduals ideas..as far as i am concerned i am proud to say i am a indian.
• Guam
3 Mar 08
I'm proud to say I am Filipino... hahaha... well, there are times when an employer looks at an impressive resume and throws it in the trash can when he sees the nationality... Tsk tsk, I got to witness this. Anyways... I pity this employer, he will never get the commitment he;s searching for if he never gives people a chance...
@jsharriz (436)
• Ukraine
3 Mar 08
thats true..people who hate others based on the countries or colour's are narrow minded.. they lose wat others have... we shud pitty em..
@devilsangel (1821)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I don't think its a form of discrimination, I think they use it as part of a cenus or something. I mean some companies do use it to fill quotas which I think sucks but others just use it to determine how many people apply to their job from differnt groups.
• Guam
3 Mar 08
oh... but do you think there's still discrimination in the work area? For me its something that people can't help doing...
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• United States
29 Feb 08
whenever i apply to a job, they ask you. Thers a name for the form for the info they collect. They can ask but you do NOT have to answer. And, whatever answer you put down or if you choose not to answer, it canNOT affect you getting the job.
• Guam
29 Feb 08
that's good. Some stereotype.. When they see this nationality they put aside the resume..