Promising black women face barriers, study says

Like many other Americans, black women desire to be leaders in corporate America. Full Story
PRAYER WARRIOR

Indianapolis, IN

#54 Aug 22, 2007
Heavenly FATHER, I come to you in Jesus Christ's Holy Name. I ask YOU Lord Jesus according to John 14:14 to loose your angels into this community blog and in this city and force out , drive out all foul, wicked, demon, tormenting, lying,, hindering, seducing, perverse, familiar, unclean spirits, and demonic strongmen. Send them where Jesus sends them. I apply the blood of Jesus over me , over this city, over this community, over this blog, in the Name of Jesus...Heavenly Father I ask you to render harmless the power of the satanic tongue that satan is using and destroy the spirit of hate, racism, backbiting, lying, and generational curses in the Name of Jesus...AMEN
COME ON SAINTS; JOIN IN AND LET'S TEAR DOWN SATAN'S STRONGHOLDS, BONDAGES, AND CURSES IN THE NAME OF JESUS...
Taxocity

Phoenix, AZ

#55 Aug 22, 2007
These comments and adlibs are just why I moved out of INDIANA. There are too many small-minded people who do not want to change with the times and accept the fact that the entire plight of America's Black community is deeply rooted in Institutional Racism. Let's face it people, the psychological warface of White Supremacy is still being waged by selfish minded and greedy hearted Anglos that "no not what they do?" Well, we know what Jesus said, that they are having their measure in full. Look at the world scene, it looks terribly bleak for all who hate and refuse to love God with their whole hearts and minds, and their neighbors like they would themselves. God gave this earth to the sons of men, not some men, but all men. The Government and Corporate America and those who run it must stop their lying and deceitful practices, if they want to be spared of destruction. This Republic cannot survive with the hatred and bigotry that persists today, with all evidence leading to its demise in the World today, and what is written by you so-called "Hoosiers" proves that it is necessary for God-Almighty to fulfill his promises. Not by man, not by weapons, but only the mighty hand of Jehovah will change your hearts, even if it means destroying you by his powerful Legions of Angels at Armageddon. I look forward to that day. Soon after, you might be resurrected into a peaceful and loving earth. Change your minds and ways people. God does send prophets!
This too shall pass

Cincinnati, OH

#56 Aug 22, 2007
Kudos to you ladies for your courage and effort to discuss a topic that's not popular. It's amazing how folks can suffer in silence and build up a tolerance for damaging perceptions.

I'm glad you shared the information to show perpetual mental conditioning crosses the color line.
This too shall pass

Cincinnati, OH

#57 Aug 22, 2007
Did you ever get fired by a black female?
Taxocity

Phoenix, AZ

#58 Aug 22, 2007
Electric Sol wrote:
@Truth shall set u free
Excellent concise and to the point post. All this drivel and blather about black people taking companies under is some bitter underperforming middle management shmuck who must find a target to blame for his failed attempts to move up the corporate ladder. As for the people ranting about afrim action, get your facts in order. Go to any govt website especially the dept of labor and you will plainly see that caucasian women have been the greatest beneficiaries of afrim action policies and programs. The overwhelming majority of all executive level positions in private and publicly held corporations are held by white males. And to say that no barriers exist is blantly false and does nothing to open the doors that would facilitate a more equitable distribution of economic and social resources in this country, but that's not what they want anyway. As soon as the playing field isn't grossly skewered in their favour they cry "reverse-racism" and "reverse discrimination" two of the most ridiculous terms I've ever heard.
Educate these people please! Some of the evil that persist in the workplace is drummed up by White Women who craftily oppress those Blacks who want to advance. Also, one of the worst blows to African-America advancement was the classification of White Women as a minority in order to receive SBA funds. When advances are made, rules are changed to offset them. Who is raping America? Answer: White America!
Me Too

United States

#59 Aug 22, 2007
Somebody needs to take a fire engine hose, hook it up to a great big vat of holy water, and hose this entire site down.

AIDS, cancer, poverty, war, hunger...there are bigger fish to fry, people. Its 2007. Y'all do know that you are not supposed to spend all your waking hours spewing hate, right? Its a waste of energy. You do know that there are good and bad in EVERY RACE, right?

In the past year, I think I've slowly realized that the Human Race has got to be THE dumbest group of creatures roaming the earth. Power to solve all our problems, but standing around arguing over stuff, so nothing is accomplished. Everybody thinks they're right, don't want to compromise, refusing to listen and walk in someone else's shoes. I mean, a few have made strides, but stuff like this is exactly why we'll end up destroying each other and this planet. And the person who started this post was obviously baiting and most of you went exactly where the poster wanted you to go. Like lambs to the slaughter...
Shelly Dubinski

Clawson, MI

#60 Aug 22, 2007
Common Sense wrote:
Wow, there are a lot of ignorant people commenting on this story.
Common, your post is right on for your post! Main barrier the low self-esteem black women face is the loser men they have many kids with. The smart women and men who work hard and get ahead are called uppity and picked on by their own for doing well and acting "White". Look at Clarence White and Condi Rice. Many profit from the continued plight and demise. When Arthur Ashe and Bill Cosby speak out, they are silenced by the the Rev. Wake up folks and take control of your own life. Stop blaming others and take carge.
This too shall pass

Cincinnati, OH

#61 Aug 22, 2007
Me Too wrote:
Somebody needs to take a fire engine hose, hook it up to a great big vat of holy water, and hose this entire site down.
AIDS, cancer, poverty, war, hunger...there are bigger fish to fry, people. Its 2007. Y'all do know that you are not supposed to spend all your waking hours spewing hate, right? Its a waste of energy. You do know that there are good and bad in EVERY RACE, right?
In the past year, I think I've slowly realized that the Human Race has got to be THE dumbest group of creatures roaming the earth. Power to solve all our problems, but standing around arguing over stuff, so nothing is accomplished. Everybody thinks they're right, don't want to compromise, refusing to listen and walk in someone else's shoes. I mean, a few have made strides, but stuff like this is exactly why we'll end up destroying each other and this planet. And the person who started this post was obviously baiting and most of you went exactly where the poster wanted you to go. Like lambs to the slaughter...
It's "let's all get along" folks like you, the reason for this type of dialoged in the first place. Think about it, the next time you open your eyes and look around do you see TRUE diversity?
Taxocity

Mesa, AZ

#62 Aug 22, 2007
Constant denial is a characteristic of the mentally diseased who refuse to look at the Chronicles of History and recognize the truth of all evil. The blinders that they wear will soon be removed, because the birds of the heavens will be plucking their eyes out from sea to sea. This not only applies to just Whites, but all selfish evildoers from all races of people. Only the meek and righteous will inherit this earth. So, stop putting your trust in men and nobles, it is time to seek the True God and learn his ways and apply them. Take heed! This government cannot solve our problems, nor bring peace to this earth, eradicate AIDS, cancer, poverty, pollution, war or hunger. We have tried and the fleecing of the flock continues....Look out, do not be deceived.
Black

Ocala, FL

#63 Aug 22, 2007
If you control the hiring and firing of people you can make them behave any way you wish. The dialog up to this point has been filled with statements that blame the victim and blame racism. The truth is that this society was created by and for white men. In order to maintain their supremacy they must have all of the other non-white people believing that the causes of their problems are internally or genetically based. Vicious methods are employed to maintain this system of white supremacy. Making people fight over the handful of jobs in this economy is one of the methods. Most of the jobs in this country have been outsourced and the whites know this. Yet there is a mythology in America that says if you get an education and work hard you will be successful. But the economy can't support 100% employment. The system has to pay people not to work. If the system refuses to pay the unemployed (i.e. thru welfare or some social services) those unemployed people must be exterminated.(Think it can't happen? Read the history of the Native American)This extermination can be done either thru the outright killing of non-white people by whites or by making the non-white people kill themselves. White poeple are not going to feed you first Black people, no matter what the "law" says. You better do for self! Start by trying to be a producer of somethig valuable rather than a consumer of every trinket capitalism has to offer! Maybe then you can hire yourself instead of begging someone else for a job?
Corporate DC Diva

Washington, DC

#64 Aug 23, 2007
Thank You RoNeisha Mullen for this article!!! It seems like the study and the article was written about my office in DC. All of the topics apply to my everyday life. I work in a very hostile work eviroment and the section is ran by an African American woman. She is beautiful, smart and knows her stuff. But it seems like she puts more effort into hate'n on her fellow sistahs or settin others up than she does anything else. Why is that, I often wonder. People are quitting and getting mental health treatment because of the stressful work enviroment. I always give people the benifit of the doubt but this situation is different. I have witnessed and experienced her fiascos. there are times where I know I cross all my T's and dot all my I's and she she will question something. Just her questioning about misc. things is her way of bullying you.She wants to kepp everyone scared and on edge all the time. It is important that African American women in the corporate or any work enviroment bond and engage in friendships. We need each others support. We need to build strength in numbers. We are still oppressing ourselves. I honestly don't know how long I can take this. I have NEVER seen anything like this before.
Robert

Arlington, VA

#65 Aug 23, 2007
Well in some countries some of the whites are considered minorities and considered for Affirmative Action...

http://globalpolitician.com/articledes.asp...
ndepp

Cincinnati, OH

#66 Aug 23, 2007
Although there are barriers in corporate America for Black Women, women are resourceful. The women I know don't allow anyone to hold them down. The white male who made that commment about the perfume and scarves must feel inferior. Anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. Doors or opening and closing all the time. The key is timing and a good attitude.

“It's Crazy Up in Here”

Since: Mar 07

Eagle Creek

#67 Aug 23, 2007
Senegal=America? not a good analogy buster
Human nature wrote:
"Truth" has an eloquent post, above. I suggest we all read it from the perspective that people will be people, no matter where you are. If a white christian male were trying to start a business in Senegal, do you think there would be barriers to his success? Absolutely! And the human emotions that go into those creating those barriers are identical to those facing minorities here in the US. That doesn't make it right, it's just the way it is (by the way, it doesn't always mean it's "wrong" either, although much of the time is is). Our problem is very simple, and it's called "sin". Every bit of bias we have is due to our sinful nature. There's a really good book that tells us all about our sin, and even tells us how to overcome it. I'll bet most even own this book.

“It's Crazy Up in Here”

Since: Mar 07

Eagle Creek

#68 Aug 23, 2007
Tell that to Oprah, Nut!
Robert wrote:
<quoted text>

White women will not allow black women to succeed in modelling either..take a look at this piece...
http://lifeandhealth.guardian.co.uk/fashion/s...
And read this quote..
"While publishers remain convinced that white women won't buy a magazine with a black woman on the cover, it is going to take more than a model with a reputation for having a bit of a temper to change their minds."

“It's Crazy Up in Here”

Since: Mar 07

Eagle Creek

#69 Aug 23, 2007
This topic surely proved one thing for sure, while i found reading this very interesting, i see hasn't much changed. For Black men or women. If you think it has you are fooling you own self. Even the police do the same ole things, so prejucidice is still very much alive and growing as usual.
Robert

Arlington, VA

#71 Aug 23, 2007
P Sebree wrote:
Tell that to Oprah, Nut!
<quoted text>
Why should I? Does not opera have brains to think and eyes to see?
Robert

Arlington, VA

#72 Aug 23, 2007
Is America racist? Some people think it is of the past. I dont think so. Let us take the example of skilled immigrants (h1Bs) as we call them. Of the 65,000 work visas, 35,000 go to IT people, who are mostly from Asia while the other 30,000 go to other professions. About 7,000 of the 30,000 go to Hollywood to bring in actors from abroad. Today's Washington examiner has a story on these actors..most of them are from the UK and most of them are white. However, while we hear complaints about the computer programmers taking jobs from Americans, no one talks about the fact that white foreigners are being hired at the expense of minorities and even whites here in Amrica. There are a lot more unemployed actors than computer professionals in the US. In particular, Asian American men are lacking in movies, sitcoms, etc...yet no one makes any noise of foreigners being hired. Why? Because in the film industry the foreigners coming in happen to be white, and in the computer industry they happen to be, well, for a lack of better term, non-white. Racism is alive and well in America. Any questions?
Matthew

United States

#74 Aug 24, 2007
I work at a Law firm and of the six partners, two are African Americans, three are women and of the women, one is African American. She, more than likely; relates to this story. I was wondering if anyone has posed this question. Were or are the participants overthinking the situation? I am not trying to be negative or perpetuate the idea that women do face a glass ceiling. I was wondering, has anyone ever thought that they just might be not good enough or are they really entrepreneurs.
Equality Born

New York, NY

#75 Aug 24, 2007
Rosie O D wrote:
At least one woman recognized that "barriers" are not cuased by those evil white "folk". If it weren't for white males the world would be a better place. Shame on those nassty white men...all the problems in the world are THEIR fault!
No one said any of this but it is true that the "old boys club" has had a major impact on these barriers not just for blacks but for women. I'm not saying all problems in the world are because of white people but they have caused a lot of problems. White people are always in denial about how their actions have had such deep and long lasting effects on not just black people either. Unlike the past, today a lot of our problems come from other blacks but never forget who created the atmosphere originally for these problems to happen? White people.

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