Friday, March 31, 2017

'Black Women at Work' Hashtag Proves Ever-Present Diversity Problem. Hiring Diversely Isn't The Solution. - INC

by Sonia Thompson 
Originally published: March 30, 2017

Most business leaders recognize diversity is good for business, but don't fully bring about change because they miss out on this one thing.

"I didn't hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig."

That was the commentary Bill O'Reilly offered on Fox & Friends yesterday in response to a speech Congresswoman Maxine Waters gave.

Later in the day, a frustrated White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporter April Ryan not to shake her head at him.

To those who wonder why these two happenings are even news, it's because they sparked a large scale outcry. U.S. Representative Maxine Waters is black, as is April Ryan. And unfortunately, these are the type of slights black women across the country experience everyday while working.