Chilean mining companies are using “environmental and racial profiling” to keep black workers out of the workplace, a new report claims.
The report, released Wednesday, claims that mining companies in the country are using racial profiling and harassment to keep workers out.
“We are at the point where this practice has been going on for quite some time,” said Pablo Garcia-Guzman, director of the Center for Environmental Integrity in Chile.
“It is a practice that has been in use for many years.”
The Center for Environment Integrity, a non-profit organization that is based in New York City, published a report last month titled “No, You’re Not a Racial Profiler.”
In the report, the center alleges that mining corporations use racial profiling to keep white workers out from jobs and other opportunities, such as working in coal mines.
The Center found that Chilean mining firms used a variety of racial profiling techniques in order to keep their black workers away from mining jobs and out of mining communities.
“For instance, miners are frequently stopped by their supervisors, they are questioned about their social status, their race, their religion, their sexual orientation, their gender identity and more,” the report stated.
The researchers also claimed that mining firms are pressuring the communities in which miners live to stop mining and mining companies have been pressuring mining communities to stop supporting mining communities in their communities.
The mining companies use the tactics of racial discrimination to “exclude black people from certain jobs and opportunities, while simultaneously encouraging the community to continue to support mining jobs,” the Center said in the report.
The study did not name specific companies involved in the racial profiling practices, but it alleged that the companies are mining in the “southern region” of Chile.
Mining in the region is located in the north, the Center found.
The region is also the site of an ongoing dispute between mining companies and the local communities.
In 2014, the local community rejected a $2.3 million mining deal that would have provided an additional 5,000 jobs to the mining town of Maranta.
The town, located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Santiago, has been a focus of protests against the mining of the area by the multinational company Sinohydro, which is based there.
“There are people in Maranta that are angry about this deal, and they’re protesting this agreement and demanding that the local municipality decide how much the company should pay for the area,” Maranta Mayor Javier Gonzales said in a 2015 interview with the Chilean newspaper El Mundo.
“I hope that the government will intervene and protect these workers.
This deal has created a problem for the Maranta people.”
The Chilean Mining Industry Ministry has not responded to The New York Times’ request for comment on the Center’s findings.
The U.S. Department of Labor has said that the U.C.I.H. is conducting an investigation into the mining practices of the Chilean mining industry.
The Department of Energy said it is looking into the matter.
“The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are working closely with the Chile Mining Industry Ministerial Committee to investigate the mining industry practices in Chile,” a spokesperson for the Department of Commerce and Industry said in an email.
“In particular, we are focused on ensuring that Chile Mining companies comply with the UCEH requirements for safety, security, and other labor and environmental protections.”