Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Program of Study
Communication - Corporate Communication
This research investigates racial microaggressions against Black American women in the workforce. In addition, this study explores how racial discrimination on the job continues to be problematic for Black American women despite the long fight for racial equality in the past decades. It is common knowledge that all women, in general, must still fight for equal opportunities in the workforce; however, for this research, we will focus on Black American women. Based on survey statistics from this study, with 103 respondents of diverse nationalities, this research results show an uneven distinction in how corporations treat Black American women in the workforce. In addition, interviews conducted for this thesis show that Black women representing a diverse age range dealt with prejudice treatments and share analogous microaggression on their jobs. Therefore, the purpose of this report is to encourage more communication between employers and employees to find answers to the issue of racial microaggression in the office, and to discover coping strategies to help Black women deal with discrimination. Thus, this research aims to outline the problems of racial microaggressions against Black American women in the workforce.
Thomas, Marie Della, "Racial Microaggressions Against Black Women in the Workforce" (2021). CUNY Academic Works.