8 Microaggressions Most #BlackWomenAtWork Have Experienced At Least Once

Will this BS ever stop?

Being a Black woman is lit. (No one can deny that.) But being a Black woman in the professional world often comes with more lows than highs. They come in the form of microagressions aimed at everything from our choice of hairstyles or position of power.

It's an unwelcome shared experience for all Black women, and yesterday evening Twitter turned into a public ventin board after Congresswoman Maxine Waters and White House reporter April Ryan were publicly attacked for simply being Black women at work. Women from all around the world shared their similar experiences.

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Here are eight of them we bet you can relate to.

When White people assume a Black person is the help:

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https://twitter.com/pastortraci/status/846925581103124480

https://twitter.com/_miciagirl/status/846817782742306817

When Black bodies makes them feel inferior:

https://twitter.com/rebel19/status/846909549097439233

https://twitter.com/_miciagirl/status/846817487043936256

https://twitter.com/ToriJoi/status/846816145017454592

When Black people become office attractions.

https://twitter.com/Divinelylogical/status/846856860636450816

When our voices are heard but not acknowledged.

https://twitter.com/_OnlyBlackGirl/status/846834885272657921

When our hair becomes part of office conversation.

https://twitter.com/penntoface/status/846821251180060673

When we're stereotyped:

https://twitter.com/tammie_grier/status/846814907307872259

https://twitter.com/BabylonSista/status/846813998125371392

When our roles are undermined:

https://twitter.com/cee_pain/status/846814259195580416

When we're sexualized just because: 

https://twitter.com/MsPackyetti/status/846812365207355394

Sound off below on what it's like for you being a Black woman at work.

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