ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR BUS 311
Proposed Topic for Research Paper
Gilbert Lee Gragg
March 4, 2015
Topic #1. Newport News shipbuilding recurring racial and ethical issues regarding treatment of non-white workers.
Topic #2. Consistent questionable treatment of employees at Newport News Shipyard.
Topic #3. Preferential treatment of white employees over black employees at Newport News Shipyard.
I worked at Newport News ...view middle of the document...
A noticeable difference was the education in which the black work force
lacked over white counterparts. Such a large workforce with considerable educational and
historical backgrounds can lead to tension, especially when a group feels at a disadvantage.
I plan on interviewing some of the management staff, equal opportunity representatives
and possible employees in relation to the proposed topics of interest. There are few articles
regarding the topics listed, however research conducted by interviewing employees and staff at
the shipyard should and will yield the proper amount of needed evidence to conduct a thorough
This topic is of interest to me, because I would like to delve deeper into the
organizational and psychological aspect to see if only people of non-white origin have wanted to
search for a monetary gain and if it should be the company or the individuals that make such
statements to be the blame. In other words, shouldn’t the individual pay rather than the company
if the company gives training at which point the individual is then responsible for their actions.