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.
Here are eight of them we bet you can relate to.
When White people assume a Black person is the help:
When Black bodies makes them feel inferior:
When Black people become office attractions.
When our voices are heard but not acknowledged.
When our hair becomes part of office conversation.
When we’re stereotyped:
When our roles are undermined:
When we’re sexualized just because:
Sound off below on what it’s like for you being a Black woman at work.
[BLANK_AUDIO] And just when you thought Donald Trump was the worst, here comes Bill O'Reilly to claim his spot. Here's what's happening, here's what happened when congressman Maxine Water spoke in Washington last night. We're fighting for America. We're saying to those who say they're patriotic But they turned a blind eye to the destruction that he's about to cause this country. You're not nearly as patriotic as we are. So what does that mean Bill? We've been listening all morning. We cannot- I didn't hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig. [LAUGH] First things first Bill, you're an ****. We already knew this of course, but since you're clearly also an ignorant **** let us educate you a bit on why you should actually listen to and respect That's respect Maxine Waters. For one, she doesn't give up. In 1996 she reintroduced a bill to divest California state pensions from South Africa six times to make sure it got passed. Two, she fights for underserved communities. Maxine has been a fierce defender of rights for women. and for the poor. And three, she believes in job creation. Her project bill works on job training and placement for young people in Los Angeles. So Bill O'Reilly, follow the advice of our girl Angela Rye, go straight to hell at Bill O'Reilly factor. Straight to hell. #keepMAXINEoutyourmouth [BLANK_AUDIO]