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  • 10/2020
  • 9780578236865
  • pages
  • $14.99
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  • 10/2020
  • 9780578236858
  • 114 pages
  • $23.00
Thriving While Black: The Act of Surviving and Thriving in the Same Space

Adult; Political & Social Sciences; (Market)

“Thriving While Black” sets out to explore the psychological and emotional consequences of being Black in America as well as in the workplace. The playing field for Whites and Blacks are not equal in both corporate and social strata. Blacks are discriminated against and excluded based on their skin color, which creates the question of what their place is in America. Black workers in corporate America have to grapple with racial microaggressions in the workplace, which often involves White workers assuming that their Black counterparts are intellectually inferior to them; a phenomenon that is an obstacle to the upward mobility of Blacks in different organizations. This book portrays that Blacks are Americans too and should not have to be seen as less and unequal. Since America prides itself in diversity, America should be able to bring diverse people together and allow their diversity to thrive rather than force them to adopt mainstream White culture and mannerisms. This is the focus of this book, and this should be the focus of America.
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Indie Readers

The book is also helpful for identifying scenarios in which race might be playing a role, as well as avoiding acts that can feel tokenistic or presumptuous. Anger and emotion, as well as explanation and historical context, are all here. While not quite a seminal book of the genre — there are plenty that provide a deeper and more narrative modern takes on issues that have haunted us for generations — the specific focus of Williams’ THRIVING WHILE BLACK is to serve as an explainer for the specific corporate target audience, and it deserves heavy and considered reading in that context.

Kirkus Reviews

 As U.S. corporations have increasingly included social justice messages in their advertising campaigns, Williams’ book is an important reminder of the entrenched systems within corporate America that work against Black employees even when the business publicly states a commitment to “diversity.”

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The work is well organized to build its different points and approaches, listing the micro-aggressions, stereotyping, and barrier-building that is systemic in the corporate world, and explaining it in such a way that the unaware and privileged can see it anew, and do something about it. Overall, I would highly recommend Thriving While Black as essential reading for anyone involved in or aspiring to be involved in corporate America. An eye-opening, important read.

News
10/05/2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020 New Book From Author Cori Williams Says “Code-Swi

Today, globally, African Americans in the corporate world have an extra detail on their to-do list that risks self-esteem, personal productivity, and the inalienable right to thrive. Tasked daily with surviving racial bias and its resulting inequality, bright black men and women must watch what they say, who they say it to, and, most importantly, how they say it. It is called “code-switching,” and no one is immune, not even President Barack Obama.

Formats
Open Ebook Ebook Details
  • 10/2020
  • 9780578236865
  • pages
  • $14.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 10/2020
  • 9780578236858
  • 114 pages
  • $23.00

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