The racism that black women experience daily in the workplace is a massive problem, and the viral hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork is creating a space for those stories to be told.
The hashtag surfaced on Tuesday after Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly criticized Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ hair, calling it “a wig.” That same day, Press Secretary Sean Spicer told April Ryan, a White House correspondent and reporter for American Urban Radio Networks, to “stop shaking her head.”
Brittany Packnett created the hashtag to remind the public that black women experience undue criticism every day, and the treatment of Waters and Ryan aren’t rare.
Take a look at some examples below:
And the Congresswoman herself joined in with a powerful message.
Be sure to keep your eye on this powerful hashtag, and the powerful women behind it.