Essay Black Women Should Become Ceos Of Major Companies

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"I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood." (Audre Lorde). I believe black women should become CEOs of major companies. As of January 2014, Over 25 white women CEOs, 10 Asian Americans, 10 Latinos, and 6 African Americans. After looking over these statistics I came up with the question "How does racial disparities for women in the segregated workplace of the sixties differ from disparities in the workplace today?" In the 1960 's poor white women and women of color worked in factories or worked for other women. Those that were allowed to work could also work as teachers, nurses and secretaries, however they were usually white women. Women were expected to marry in their early 20 's, start a family quickly, and devote their lives to homemaking. Women kept the house in order and took care of the children spending 55 hours a week on domestic chores.
I believe this is important to address this research question because in many ways women of color are still not being treated equally in the workplace and many women don 't take the time to see the little to no changes in the everyday workplace. I interviewed four different people from different race and gender. I interviewed a White Women woman, a Mexican American woman, an African American Woman and an African American man. All interviewees were middle-aged people who held different positions at…

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