Recent trends show an increase in research on the correlation between career development and diversity issues in the United States. According to Beckman & Burton (2011), the changes in the vocational research trends result from the constantly changing demographic patterns and the increasingly diversified racial and ethnic groups within the workforce. The issue of diversity is one of the most crucial concerns in adults’ decision-making processes regarding their career development. With the increased diversity in the US population, most vocational researchers have made an effort to understand the influence of cultural diversity and racial discrimination on individuals’ career-based decisions and how these factors contribute to stress and anxiety in the decision-making process. Other stressors explored by existing literature include the influence of ability status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and gender. However, this project will focus on diversity issues, specifically racial discrimination, as one of the primary social pressures affecting the career decisions of adults in the United States.