Black Women in the Workplace
A discussion of the barriers that black women face in the corporate world of the United States.
# 116515 | 1,681 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 |
Published on Oct 06, 2009 in African-American Studies (Racism) , African-American Studies (Gender) , Business (Human Resources) , Sociology (General) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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The paper explores the challenges that the modern black woman must face in corporate America. The paper reveals that black women are more likely to be subjected to incidences of sexual harassment and racism, their salaries are lower, they are more likely to be passed over for promotions and they have a difficulty in developing positive relationships with management and coworkers. The paper relates that due to these difficulties, they are beginning to launch their own businesses. The paper suggests that one of the ways corporate America can combat this problem is to apply diversity management techniques since affirmative action legislation is too controversial and can create hostility in the workplace.
From the Paper:"There are significant barriers that face black women in the corporate world of the United States. Many women of color have the same educational background and work experience as their white counterparts, but they are not offered the same opportunities. Many black women find that they are unable to advance within a company and they remain at entry level positions. Black women face career related barriers to success and often lack credibility and earn a lower salary because of their gender and sex. Incidences of black women being harassed by their coworkers and managers are extremely common. Diversity management techniques need to be utilized in order to combat this serious problem."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Aldridge, Delores P. "Africana Studies and Gender Relations in the Twenty First Century." The Western Journal of Black Studies 27.3 (2003): 186+.
- Bradford, Lisa. "Cultural and Parental Communicative Influences on the Career Success of White and Black Women." Women's Studies in Communication 24.2 (2001): 194+.
- "The Challenge of Managing Diversity in the Workplace: Corporate America Is Responding to the Changing Demographics of the Work Force with a Variety of Diversity Management Programs." Black Enterprise July 1993: 79+.
- Tucker, Sheryl Hilliard. "Black Women in Corporate America: The Inside Story; Executive Women Discuss Real-Life Workplace Issues That Face Black Women Today." Black Enterprise Aug. 1994: 60+.
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