Islam and Favoritism in the Workplace
From The Last English Prince:
Is it possible? Is it possible that our fear of the monster in the closet actually creates a monster? Does our fear of the word “discrimination” capitulate to favoritism toward Muslims in the workplace?
Ask me. Does my workplace capitulate?
Latest example is within our sturdy volunteer corps upon which we are dependent for many tasks. As of late, a Muslim woman in hijab is seated at the volunteer desk. This desk is in the front lobby. This area presents the first public face of my mega-corporate hospital with the zillion dollar services.
Did I mention that the volunteer dress code includes a beautiful red jacket, or at times a red vest? Most of our volunteers are retirees and I have always admired the nicely coiffed white hair with the red jacket accent. It speaks of elegance.
There is capitulation for Muslim staff members too and I worry about epidemiology. Nurses tossed their caps years ago because studies showed we were sporting germ harbors on our heads. The caps had to go for the safety of our clients.
The other day I noted a Muslim nurse leaning over a bed. Her scarf with long fringe was not neatly displayed. The fringes swept across the patient and bed as she provided care. I observed again as she entered the next room and repeated the process.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.