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The Struggles of Being a Black Millennial in a Conservative White Workplace

12 May

Shae Working“Your resume is too black,” my cousin told me after reading it over. It was three months into my job search and thus far, I hadn’t had very much success. I’d only gone on two of the 15 interviews I would eventually have before I settling into my first real job out of college.

I looked down at my resume. Nearly all the internships and organizations I’d worked with were black-owned or allowed me to express myself freely as a black woman. I’d written for a black newspaper in LA, acted as media coordinator for my historically black sorority, written for a feminist magazine about black issues, and penned several freelance articles on subjects related to black culture.
So I tried to “neutralize” my resume, removing as many references to race as I could…read more.
Hey Fam!
If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that this was article was recently published on For Harriet. You can read the full text there.
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