Top 10 Tweets of December 2017
BY: SEUN ADENIJI
We've compiled OUR TOP TEN TWEETS that reflect the lives of black women in corporate and professional work spaces. The tweets represent thoughts, value, and accounts of black women. Some are funny, some are insightful which include but not limited to their strengths and struggles. Note: Tweets are in no particular order!
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Racism in the workplace is just as bad as sexual misconduct and should be taken seriously as any other violation or crime.
Why is it that left & right we see men being fired for sexual misconduct but not racial misconduct 🤔. I can think of a few times where the racism I experienced made me feel just as bad and gross as that unwanted sexual encounter. In both ways I felt small. #metoo #ustoo— Tiffany Largie (@tiffanylargie) December 14, 2017
Society could make us believe that we don’t deserve standards or that we aren’t good enough.
Keep your heels, head and standards high.— Epic Women (@Epic_Women) December 19, 2017
Your success can define who you are and if someone does not respect that, they may want to sabotage that.
Just got fired from my tech sales job where I was very successful, by my white female boss who said out loud she didn’t get along with black women. #2 at Fortune 500. 20 yr track record. Hit me up if you have any opportunities in the Bay Area. #ReignyDayJobs— Pamela McIntosh (@PammieMacSF) December 13, 2017
Again, if you are able to check people for sexual misconduct, then you should check people for racism.
I'm black AND a woman. I'm not Black and THEN a woman. I'm BOTH at the same time. You can not split me down the middle. You can not force me into pieces. That's not how ANY of this works.— 🍒 (@delafro_) December 13, 2017
Is there INSTANCES OF mistrust because of your race rather than of your work PRODUCT?
Let's cherish every great moment. One of our goals is to embrace and celebrate black women in corporate spaces. Congrats girl!
Today though a black woman was promoted to VP of our corporate counsel at my company. Yassss !— Como La Flor 🌹 (@paolitaa) December 11, 2017
Stereotypes aren't fun. Black women are known for being angry or having an attitude--which sucks.
being a black girl is replying to someone as politely as possible and them still thinking u got an attitude— nae (@naejasme) December 10, 2017
Continue to rise up in the ladder and to break the glass ceiling no matter how difficult it is.
Appreciate where you are, but don’t stay stagnant where you are.— CorporateBlackGirl (@YourCorpBlkGirl) December 6, 2017
The stereotype of vulnerability is different for different races.
No i don't believe that women are vulnerable. That's a narrative that has been pushed to allow for certain women to ascend in the workplace but certainly not women of color. Women of color are normally not perceived as vulnerable or victims in the workplace.— TaylorLT (@TLTESQ37) December 7, 2017
We know this tweet goes through most of our minds when applying for a job, and it shouldn't. We should be proud and confident to check the box, but the reality is, race sometimes plays a part in our lives where it shouldn't.
Seun Adeniji is currently a 3rd year Communications major residing in Baltimore, Maryland.
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