Changing Times for Black Professionals by Adia Harvey Wingfield

By Adia Harvey Wingfield

This ebook is a research of the demanding situations, concerns, and hindrances dealing with black specialist employees within the usa. notwithstanding they've got consistently been part of the U.S. hard work strength, black pros have usually been ignored in media, examine, and public opinion. paradoxically, even though, their stories supply a very powerful strategy to know how race shapes social lifestyles, possibilities, and upward mobility. because the 21st century maintains to herald expanding demographic, social, and fiscal switch to the us, it really is severe to think about the influence this may have on a massive quarter of the exertions strength. during this e-book, I learn the explanations why sociological examine of black expert staff is necessary and worthwhile, evaluate the literature that examines their reports within the place of work, and think about the problems and demanding situations they're prone to face in a quickly moving social international.

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Are these issues likely to be similar to the ones faced by black architects, professors, and so forth? 2. This chapter discusses various theories that can help explain the challenges black professionals face in the workplace. Which theory did you find most compelling? What We Know 21 III: Going Forward Issues and Implications for Present and Future H ow has society changed over the past several decades? What impact have those changes had on black professionals? These are some of the important questions I will consider in this chapter.

Royster, Deirdre. 2003. Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue Collar Jobs. Berkeley: University of California Press. Sidanious, John, and Felicia Pratto. 2001. Social Dominance: An Intergroup Theory of Social Hierarchy and Oppression. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. St. Jean, Yanick, and Joe Feagin. 1998. Double Burden. E. Sharpe. Thernstrom, Stephen, and Abigail Thernstrom. 1997. America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible. New York: Simon & Schuster.

A respondent in St. Jean and Feagin’s study of black women speaks to this point: “I had been faced with black men when I first started working telling me to give up my job for black men, and I was quite angry about that. I don’t think I should give up my job” (1998: 55). Thus, race and gender work together to paint black women as a group who has the potential to gain occupational opportunity due to factors other than qualifications, hard work, and skill, and to benefit from this undue advantage at the expense of black men.

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