In the contemporary workplace, there is a high degree of subjectivity in terms of hiring, firing, giving promotions, and compensation. Racial biases, along with other stereotypes about gender, age, religion, socioeconomic background, and sexual preference can be important influences on some of the judgments made by managers and employees alike.
Are you thinking that you're exempt from such prejudices? You may be surprised. To assess the degree and kind of unconscious, implicit associations that may be influencing your perceptions in the workplace, visit Harvard's "Implicit Associations Test"