Not from what I can see, or from the simple statistics that would seem to communicate an actual reverse trend: more black men are dating white women then they are black women. But anyway, here’s the link to an article by the folks at the New Pittsburgh Courier Online asking the question.
This is an important piece, as it’s a vitally important topic, for black women (and for that matter all people of color) to realize that they live in a racist culture and have been being programmed with racist ideologies since before they were born; it’s in their great
grandparents’ and is passed down from generation to generation as a means by which to control a passive masses.
Good morning, my sister!
Dark, light, it makes no different to the Source, theCreator, God, Dios, or whomever you believe in, or to science if you’re an atheist. Scientifically, it’s been proven and re-proven that there are no biological bases for racism in science – but there sure is in mental illness.
I’m not current on women’s basketball, although I’m sure I’d like it if I watched a game.
Based on what this article states it seems entirely reasonable to make Jayda’s point that just because a sista couldn’t (or didn’t, for whatever reason) do the job previously up to expectations, it’s shallow and ultimately racist to conclude that based on what black woman’s job performance we don’t want to consider hiring another black woman for the same job again.
Just a woman as a woman.
One has nothing to do with the other, just as one black woman is not the same as another you’d find somewhere else. Grouping people together by how they look and their physical phenotype is racism.
It’s a sad statement on our society that a black woman who can’t get a decent job offer has to pretend to be white in order to be judged fairly…but for anyone stating that discrimination is still not a strong factor, think again!
She may be qualified and attractive but she ain’t getting the job. But we’re not racist.
It works across the board: black women being denied jobs on the basis of their ethnicity or racial identification is, unfortunately, nothing new.
How do you combat it? it depends. What are some strategies used? I’d love to hear input from readers. I’ve heard of people changing their names, refusing to self-identify, and then going to interview…but how to do you cope with a situation hard-wired against you? Just apply at “black” companies? If you’re a black woman do you apply only at companies run by black women? Typically people hire those who look like they do and act like they do so they can create social networks…so where does that leave those seeking to get a fair shot?