Racial Disparities For Women In The Workplace Essay

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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.
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The questions that I wanted to be answered were Age, Quick Background History (This included but was not limited to where their families were from), What was the segregated workplace like in the sixties for women? What was the dominant color of women in the workplace, then and now? What evidence do you have that race mattered with women then and now? What help sustain the racial disparities in the workplace and why? What are some of the inequalities that Latina women and black women experienced because of their marginalized status, gender, and class? How would you classify the racial disparities that you encountered in your workplace? What effect did the experience have on your personal and moral development? These Questions were either answered or directed the interviewee in an interesting

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