“Thriving While Black” sets out to explore the psychological and emotional consequences of being Black in corporate America. “Ain’t I an American?” the famous words of Langston Hughes, is a question every Black person unwittingly asks themselves. The playing field for Whites and Blacks is not equal, whether in education, science and technology, life expectancy, earning, or social strata. Blacks have been discriminated against and excluded based on their skin color, which creates the question of what their place is in America.
There exist persistent Black inequalities in the structural make up of America; inequalities not inherent due to the differences in the abilities of Whites and Blacks but instead, due to the differences in access to opportunities between the two groups.
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. Thus, Blacks are passed over when important decisions are being made because of the belief that they have nothing intellectual to bring to the table; a phenomenon that is an obstacle to the upward mobility of Blacks in different organizations.
“Thriving While Black” portrays that Blacks are Americans too and should not have to be seen as less and unequal! Their humanity should not be reduced to mere negative stereotypes. If America truly prides itself in diversity, there shouldn’t be a forced need for Blacks to adopt mainstream White culture, hair styling, speech mannerisms, dress codes, etc., and neglect their own African-American identity just to fit into corporate America. The beauty of diversity is not gathering different and diverse people and trying to make them act the same way. Instead, it is bringing diverse people together and allowing their diversity to thrive. This is the focus of this book.
Thriving While Black is an incredible, memorable captivating book that will take you on an important journey and shock you with some hard cold truths at the same time. Thriving While Black is a wonderful book I recommend to everyone as it is a crucial one for everyone to read and can spark change. As well as it being an important book, it is also a beautifully written one thanks to Cori Jamal Williams and these are just two of the reasons why I already recommend this wonderful book! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about the incredible Thriving While Black!
Thriving While Black is a phenomenal, insightful, and important book all about being Black in America and in particular, being Black in work. Thriving While Black is a poignant book that highlights the sad truth that Black people are still discriminated against in the workplace and face microaggression and racism. The wonderful author of Thriving While Black, Cori Jamal Williams, highlights all of this and more in his book and takes us readers on a journey of how discrimination has been and still is around today and that Black talented workers are suffering.
Williams highlights that because of racism and microaggression towards Black people, that they are not allowed to truly shine whereas a White person (even one less talented), will be able to do so easily. Thriving While Black is a poignant book and one very important of our time’s thanks to the great injustices in America towards Black people that we are facing in this day and age. So I really hope all of you lovely readers have a read of Thriving While Black and remember book lovers, Black Lives Matter always.
The knowledge and insight laced throughout the book of Thriving While Black will provide readers with great insight as well as captivate them how to brilliantly written it is. The author of the book, Cori Jamal Williams is an author who is well educated and talented and has no problem engrossing his readers from start to finish. Not only is William’s book informative and useful but it is also entertaining! I have to admit that I was surprised by just how entertaining the book was given the nature because although the book is full of many upsetting truths, it is also a beautiful read. Which is all thanks to William’s easy-to-read, fluent writing style and his ability to keep his readers engaged from the start with no issues.
As I am a huge lover of this book and think not only the author’s writing but the wealth of information is incredible and important, I have no choice but to award this sensational book a stellar five stars because it’s utterly brilliant! If you are a reader who is interested in the topics explored in Thriving While Black, then I recommend that you read this book as it is remarkable and will keep you turning the pages! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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