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A Special Feature of the Journal of Business and Psychology
 
The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act: The Evolution of Research, Practice, and Legal Perspectives on Employment Discrimination
 
Special Guest Editors:

Eden King, Derek Avery, Paul Sackett
 
In 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (CRA) prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Over the past 50 years, this act of legislation has had a profound impact on employees and organizations across the United States. This special issue will serve as a reflection on the evolution of employment discrimination in research, practice, and the law, as well as a projection of what the next 50 years might hold. We encourage submission of papers on topics such as:
 
  * Analyses of legal issues, case law, and the enforcement of the CRA
  * Issues in moving beyond compliance to inclusion
  * Empirical studies tracking changes in discrimination over time
  * Empirical studies providing evidence of unique challenges facing employees & employers in the 21st century
  * New theoretical perspectives on discrimination, diversity, or employment law
  * Practical and empirical perspectives on evidenced-based diversity management
  * Meta-analytic reviews of discrimination-related topics
 
We are particularly interested in broad, integrative papers, and those that document change, assess current practices, and project future needs and concerns.
We do not see this as a forum for papers that present individual, small-scale studies relevant to a particular protected group unless they have the potential to substantively advance the literature.
 
We encourage (but do not require) submission of short (up to 5-page) proposals by July 1, 2011 via email to
eking6@gmu.edu. The special feature editorial board will provide feedback to proposal authors, which may or may not encourage submission of a full paper. This feedback may help authors shape their ideas in advance of the final paper deadline of January 1, 2012.