Ep. 8 – Workin’ 9 to 5 While Black

On this episode, Delina and Erika talk about trials and tribulations of getting and job and having a job in the white working world. From interviewing, salary negotiations, and maintaining your integrity, let’s talk about Workin’ 9 to 5…while Black. Press play!


Tell us a time when you felt singled out:

  • being one of the few Black people in a a work environment?
  • with the expectation of representing the entire race?

Have you ever had to take a job that might have been harmful to other Black people because you were trying to feed your family?


Black Harvard graduates have the same shot at a job call-back as white state college grads 

Author: Sonali Kohli

Date: March 7, 2015

Interviewing while Black: How race affects salary negotiations

Black Workers Really Do Need to Be Twice as Good (The Atlantic)

Author: Gillian B. White

Date: October 7, 2015

Interviewing while Black: How race affects salary negotiations (cnn.com)

Author: Derek Avery

Date: December 26, 2018

How Black Women Describe Navigating Race and Gender in the Workplace (Harvard Business Review)

Author: Maura Cheeks

Date: March 26, 2018

This Is What It’s Like To Search For A Job As A Black Woman (Fast Company)

Author: Brittney Oliver

Date: December 7, 2017

20 Ways to Know You’re Black in Corporate America

The wage gap between white and black men is growing wider (The Economist)

Date: June 7, 2018

Using technology to combat bias in hiring (MIT News)

Author: Nicole Morell

Date: March 23, 2018

Wagner Act (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (eeoc.gov)

New York City to Ban Hair Discrimination (New York Times)

Author: Stacey Stowe

Date: February 19, 2019

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends (The Washington Post)

Author: Christopher Ingraham

Date: August 25, 2014

Racial, gender wage gaps persist in U.S. despite some progress (Pew Research Center)

Author: Eileen Patten

Date: July 1, 2016

Hiring Bias Blacks And Latinos Face Hasn’t Improved In 25 Years (Forbes)

Author: Erik Sherman

Date: September 16, 2017

Study: anti-black hiring discrimination is as prevalent today as it was in 1989 (vox.com)

Author: German Lopez

Date: September 18, 2017

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