Top 10 Tweets of November 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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We strive to be comfortable in our own skin no matter what the haters say! Wearing your hair natural is professional too!
I wore my fro to work and my coworkers are shooketh.— ~ (@keminess) November 10, 2017
The truth of the matter.
Code switching comes natural and we don’t even notice it! It can be difficult to be ourselves in certain spaces.
It’s sad. Every time my job has a corporate happy hour after it’s over all the black ppl all go out somewhere else so we can be ourselves and have fun after code switching at the first one— DisguisedAngel™ (@SG_SimplyClassy) November 9, 2017
We want to be understood, but we are forced to bite our tongue. When we voice our opinions, we come off as an angry. However, when another non person of color does it, it comes off as being revolutionary and against the status quo.
*joselyn's voice* "steeebie, what's the problem?"
Why is there a problem with black women being openly intelligent in the workplace? Why must we dumb ourselves down for the insecurities of others?— Kanayo ❤️ (@doctorkanayo) November 9, 2017
Amen Papa Pope! Many of us have witnessed this truth. As much as we work hard on our projects, it is never enough. Others will get praised for less than the more we do because is simply our job.
To my beautiful hardworking black counterparts in corporate America don't ever forget this quote. When you do there will come a moment when you are reminded and you'll feel foolish for thinking you didn't have to prove yourself every single day. pic.twitter.com/Iz0ifrx4lq— S A R A - C L A I R E (@SaraDashClaire) November 17, 2017
It is easier to speak against sexual assault than to recognize and speak against racism.
For those "learning" and finally "seeing" the reality of sexual harassment suffered by women in the workplace, ask yourself: what have you ignored abt racism in the workplace? How many stories did you dismiss as "hypersensitivity" or "political correctness"?— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) November 21, 2017
we are used until we cannot be used anymore.
I was 29 working as an analyst for Japanese Auto Manufacturer Corporate Headquarters. The only Woman, Black Woman, on the team of all men. I presented an idea for a website design as I designed them as a side hustle.My corporate manager put his name on it and submitted it— ✨Becoming ✨ (@RagingEmpath) November 21, 2017
finally, a brotha that understands our struggle!
...since black women in the workplace are often asked to train others for promotion instead of receiving the promotion themselves.— 28th Amendment Solution📜🚫💰 (@Real_Wordslayer) October 31, 2017
we deserve to be happy.
I really don’t believe in that “a job is just a job “ narrative. Being unhappy at work can drastically affect your personal life. You spend too much time at work to be unhappy there— NeeNee (@Ninzlo) November 13, 2017
Seun Adeniji is currently a 3rd year Communications major residing in Baltimore, Maryland.
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