What challenges face African Americans climbing the corporate ladder?
|Racism and profiling. It’s a hard environment and we’re too trusting.
|There’s a lot of discrimination. African Americans have to work harder than whites. It discourages a lot of people.
there’s a lot of fear of change. When you see people different from you
coming up the ladder, you’re going to fear them.
of all, we’re black. We don’t have the respect of our white colleagues.
They don’t view us as being on their level. They think we’re beneath
their integrity. In order to obtain a position or keep it, there are
certain things they sacrifice in terms of their values and morals. Look
at the CEO of Merrill Lynch and the subprime scandal.
always face some form of prejudice. It’s a system where who you know
matters and we don’t know people. We don’t have the same resources.