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From the Washington Post Lifestyle section:

Many Black women felt relieved to work from home, free from microaggressions. Now they’re told to come back.

By Natachi Onwuamaegbu

But don’t the Onwuamaegbus have a whole continent where they’d be free from white microaggressions?

Yesterday at 6:00 a.m. EDT

After seven years of corporate life, Mary Smith had a routine: putting extra effort into her hair (so as to not appear too Black) and her demeanor (ditto) and her clothes (you can probably guess).

But once she got a taste of the work-from-home life during the pandemic, Smith knew she could never go back. Her scalp was free from constraining hairstyles, and she could disappear from the screen if a colleague said something insulting.

A few months ago, her employer asked her to begin the transition back to in-person work. So she quit. “I was just very strongly against that,” said the 29-year-old project manager in Irving, Tex.

After the coronavirus sent millions of employees home, many Black women experienced a workday free of the micro- and macroaggressions that followed them at their predominantly White workplaces. They had the privacy to grieve the countless deaths that led to the racial unrest of last summer — without having to pretend to be okay for the comfort of their colleagues. And, naturally, many don’t want to return.

Working from home means missing out on networking and social interactions ingrained in the workday. But many Black women have solved this problem by gathering together into pods, a trend that predates the pandemic. People from a variety of disciplines meet to work alongside each other at a coffee shop, a co-working space or a backyard. These groups break the workday bubble of solitude and allow for community without fake niceties or hair-touching.

In June, Smith started a new virtual job and created a FaceTime co-working group. When she needs to focus or is struggling to find motivation, she texts her group chat and sets up a call. Together, they work mostly in silence for hours on end, pausing for a joke or if they need advice.

“My co-workers are my best friends,” said Smith, “because I had the freedom to choose.”

Camille Jadé Villegas, a 32-year-old unemployment claim worker in Chicago, never expected to enjoy working from home — she’s always been an extrovert. But the freedom to be herself and have her camera off — so that clients and co-workers don’t immediately know she’s a Black woman — has been electric. In the absence of an office space, she’s created several communities with other Black women: a book club, an exercise group and a healing circle she calls “makeshift therapy.”

“I was forced to be uncomfortable for the sake of financial stability,” she said. “Now I feel safe. I love it.” …

The office hadn’t been her favorite place — as a Black woman, she felt she was expected to be friendly to everyone, look presentable and field inappropriate personal questions. …

… “When Philando Castile died, I didn’t take off work, and the hurt that I felt … I just felt like these people don’t care,” said Adeniji, referencing the 32-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by police in 2016 during a Minnesota traffic stop. Last year, she was finding that “I can speak with my community by myself. I’m able to talk about this tragedy online without having to actually walk into work and see that no one cares about it.”

…Black workers in Chicago spent six more minutes than White workers commuting, according to an analysis of data from 2010 to 2014. …

It’s hard to say what exactly was the last straw for Aly Wood. Her tech job was comfortable, but her predominantly White co-workers made her feel anything but. Every day she would field questions about her skin, her body, how her hair changed, why she wore the clothes she did, why she smiled, why she didn’t smile.

… “You can’t truly choose who you interact with and don’t interact with in the office place. You’re just supposed to interact with everyone, have a smile on your face, deal with what everyone says all the time. It’s unrealistic, it’s abusive and it’s unfair.”

Are white-collar black women really as racist as all these articles in the Washington Post by women journalists with African names make them sound? I have pleasant memories about most of the black women I worked with in Chicago. But I’m a man, and I get the impression that most of racist hate being expressed in these articles is aimed at non-black women rather than men.

But because straight white men are the designated devils, the Narrative demands that the details of exactly what kind of people get on the nerves of black women so much — non-black women — be kept obscure. Consider:

Every day she would field questions about her skin, her body, how her hair changed, why she wore the clothes she did, why she smiled, why she didn’t smile.

I can imagine a few extroverted white sales guys asking “Why the long face?” But hardly as much as black guys would say. And maybe some gay white men will want to know about her new hairstyle, but most of this supposed stuff sounds a lot more interesting to women than to straight white men.

 
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  1. They had the privacy to grieve the countless deaths that led to the racial unrest of last summer

    Countless? Countless?

    That word, it does not mean what Natachi Onwuamaegbu thinks it means.

    • Disagree: Supply and Demand
    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @anon

    "Countless? Countless?"

    Nah, it's about right. One, Two, Three-many. More than three, so it's too many to count and therefore its countless.

    , @I. Racist
    @anon

    It goes: one, two, three, four, countless.

    Replies: @El Dato

    , @AnotherDad
    @anon



    They had the privacy to grieve the countless deaths that led to the racial unrest of last summer
     
    Countless? Countless?</blockquote

    Oh man, 369, you beat me to it. That one hit me as well.

    They are so "countless" that every couple, three months in a nation of 330 million, we may get one. Or we may go several months or even a year without one they can hype.

    And then of course you drill into the circumstances ....
     
    , @International Jew
    @anon

    The Hottentot language reputedly has words for only the numbers one, two and three. Anything more is simply "many". Maybe Natachi Onwuamaegbu is a Hottentot.

    Of course you already knew this if you're over fifty. If you're under 50, you know you must not say Hottentot and you must not "generalize" about them (whatever they're called these days).

    , @Mike_from_SGV
    @anon

    I disagree. Ms Ookoobu probably cannot count past Zero, hence, "countless".

  2. Comments about your skin and hair and clothes and smile? Having to remain neutral on a political issue for fear of causing upset? And yet, let’s talk about white fragility.

    The stream of iSteve content coming from the mainstream media sounds more and more like a parody to me. Six extra minutes of commute? I assume daily. Seriously?

    And hair touching? Always the totemic hair.

    • Agree: PaceLaw
  3. Whether it’s allegedly from men or women, almost all of this “lived experience” is apocryphal.

    • Agree: Paul Jolliffe
    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Apocryphal is a nice word for fabricated, which is a nice word for lying.

    , @Gordo
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    I get the idea the whole article is apocryphal. I could have written it, in fact I may start submitting this kind of nonsense with a suitable ethnic fake name ;-)

    Replies: @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    , @Mr. Grey
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    You are showing 'western exceptionalism'. Lived experience does not have to conform to European standards.

  4. WHAT BLACK WOMEN HAVE TO PUT UP WITH: Wow, your hair looks so interesting! How do you get it to look like that? It’s so cool! Can I touch it?

    WHAT WHITE WOMEN HAVE TO PUT UP WITH: Yo baby, baby, yo baby, yo baby, Yo! When you gonna get wit me?! Yo baby yo! You so beautifoo, when you gan’ get wit me? Cmon baby yo! You got dem pretty blue eyez, when you ganna get wif me, yo? Yo, why you not wanna get wif me, wassamatta, you raciss? You some kinda raciss white bitch, why you not get wif me? I tell you whut bitch, I’mmma smack your raciss white ass, you heah? I’mm-a smack you around some til you get wif me! Raciss white stuck-up honky bitch, howzabout I CUT yo ass?! You so beautifoo, why you not get wif me?!

    (REPEAT NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND TIMES)

  5. what work do they do from home? they never do any work at work, so this idea baffles me.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    @prime noticer

    It just makes it easier for them to do nothing where nobody else will notice. The company can more easily promote them for doing nothing without risking the ire of people actually accomplishing something.

  6. “I was just very strongly against that,” said the 29-year-old project manager in Irving, Tex.

    What exactly do project mangers do all day? Did this job function exist before the 1990s?

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @BigHead
    @Daniel H

    In my experience in the tech industry, the role of project manager basically consists of being included in lots of emails, sending generic emails (especially fond of 1) git-er-done 2) where are we on this and 3) congrats for getting it done), editing and reviewing online documentation, and taking and joining calls. My PMs didn’t seem to have much work — or to know how any project worked — but they were happy to express “concern”, “urgency”, and “importance” about whatever. They seem to be well-paid. I did primarily see the technical side of things, though, so maybe I’m missing some essential details. It’s not a role I would want. IMO it’s a nearly ideal role for filling “quotas” though

    , @magila
    @Daniel H

    Whatever work real project managers do, you can bet she doesn't do any of if.

    She fills two EEOC spots as a woman and female. They loan her out to the Black History Monff, Women's Engineering Week, and summer picnic committees.

    In between, they send her on community outreach, like visits to Nelson Mandela Elementary and Emmitt Till High Schools. When she's not doing that, she's calling in sick or taking extended sick leave. Ask me how I know.

  7. Lets get real here. These black women mentioned here had useless make work jobs pre-covid. Now they get to goof off even more as they “work” (lol what a joke) from home via their trusty laptop. At least one of them black hair ‘splainers works for The Gubbermint. Work from home=shirk from home!

    Work from home indeed!— https://vipoutlet.com/product/hp-17-by3635cl-17-hd-i3-1005g1-1-2ghz-intel-uhd-graphics-4gb-ram-1tb-hdd-win-10-home-black/
    https://vipoutlet.com/product/asus-m712da-wh34-vivobook-17-3-fhd-ryzen-3250u-2-6ghz-amd-radeon-graphics-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-win-10-home-silver-2/

    • Agree: magila
  8. I can usually tell by accent if someone is black on the phone within the first sentence. Unless they are from the West Coast…

    • Replies: @magila
    @Jimbo

    Another clue is if their voicemail/answering machine ends with the phrase, "have a bless (sic) day". That is when you realize any message you leave is going straight into the round file.

  9. God forbid anyone be expected to dress and act professional in a corporate workplace.

    “The office hadn’t been her favorite place — as a Black woman, she felt she was expected to be friendly to everyone, look presentable and field inappropriate personal questions. …”

  10. the Narrative demands that the details of exactly what kind of people get on the nerves of black women so much — non-black women — be kept obscure. Consider:

    For your consideration

    https://twitter.com/tummymuncher/status/1418335792678817793

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgPlVd4S3Uc

    Michelle Jenneke.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    , @El Dato
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    That's like an infinite stream of Bond girls.

    https://i.postimg.cc/v8gYXQk9/sweating-girl.jpg

  11. Do the editors of these pieces cringe when they come to the inevitable “hair touching incident that totally happened?” One would think an NYT or WP editor would would be worldly enough to be tired of this by now. On the other hand, if you just come out and say: “why don’t we go in a different direction than this hair touching thing,” you are marked as a counter-revolutionary and possibly fired depending on the situation. Whichever way these editors go politically, it must be hilarious to read the first draft.

  12. “Natachi…. Ona… Ona… Not gonna work here anymore.” –Apologies to Office Space.

    Who’d think we’d look back at 1999 as the Good Old Days?

  13. “Every day she would field questions about her skin, her body, how her hair changed, why she wore the clothes she did, why she smiled, why she didn’t smile.”

    Not buying it. I don’t imagine that either men or women were asking those questions every day. I’m a woman myself, and don’t know any woman who would ask that every day. I suspect she is very self-absorbed, changes her hairstyle often for the attention, buys a lot of new, probably somewhat inappropriate-for-work clothes, wants everything to revolve around her. I imagine some women and possibly some men would very occasionally compliment her to be nice. I also bet she expected everyone to pay attention to her mood, and at least initially some of her female colleagues would ask what was wrong when she was looking glum or when she was complaining about whatever, which I’ll bet happened frequently. And now, in her mind, their polite attention has become an oppressive obsession with her because that’s what she wants it to be.

    Since this article decided to smear these women’s coworkers, it would be interesting to hear their side…

  14. steve’s obsession with niggers is very SUSPICIOUS.

    it’s called APARTHIED, pronounced APART+ATE.

    embrace it.

    stop jonesing for a concetration camp…

    the bojos put the boers in them FIRST.

  15. “I have pleasant memories about most of the black women I worked with in Chicago.”

    I think it’s really more of a subset of some of the pampered professional types who are this racist towards their coworkers.

  16. There’s no White Supremacy in Ghana, Congo, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, etc. Planes leave every day

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @John Cunningham

    It's a long, long way to Ouagadougou.

  17. I suppose it is okay for all these people who have do-nothing jobs, but I can’t see large numbers of doctors and nurses and correctional officers and cops, and teachers, and aircrew, and farmers getting together in backyards to have “pods” while they work.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @Jonathan Mason

    I don't know why this woman has to make up sob stories to say that she likes to work from home. I am a "Technology worker" and recently took up a remote job. It is surprisingly more enjoyable than going to office. About two hours saved on commuting time and extreme unpleasantness of dealing with rush hour traffic. I will most definitely never go to a job that involves commuting. It also sounds absurd that I have this huge house for just me and my wife but not use it but spend 8 hours a weekday in a cubicle/small office. And I get 100 megabits per second of internet that is all mine (enough to stream 3 movies at once) compared to whatever bandwidth they have at work divided into n people. The only downside I have seen - my cars batteries die frequently as I don't drive them frequently. But I will gladly buy a battery every month to get 2 hours daily and avoid traffic.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Adam Smith

    , @Redneck farmer
    @Jonathan Mason

    As the tertiary parts of the economy have increased to being larger than the primary and secondary parts, these are the kind of people who get represented as "average workers".

  18. Because it’s obvious that every white person fits right in and feels totally comfortable in a corporate or government-job setting. Never, ever has any white person ever needed to put a little of him/herself on hold while at work.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Paleo Retiree


    Feeling undermined by peers, passed over for inferior candidates, and unappreciated in job interviews once was considered the ordinary lot of office workers. These petty indignities become proof of racism, however, when suffered by blacks. It is taboo to suggest that noncompetitive qualifications ever play a role in any lack of black advancement.

    https://www.city-journal.org/achievement-gap-explains-demographic-disparities

     

  19. What’s an “unemployment claim worker”?

    School districting is segregation. Public education will eventually collapse under the weight of its own contradictions.

  20. Do men from different racial backgrounds get along better than women? In other words are men better at dealing with integration and diversity?

    If women are worse at getting along with others racially different from themselves it may explain why institutions that are increasingly female such as universities, media, publishing houses, non-profits etc… are having problems with woke meltdowns. The may not get along as well as men.

  21. There was a post about a very similar article here on iSteve maybe 2 to 4 months ago but i can’t find it. Who can find it so we can compare the stories ?

  22. In a few hundred years these last few years of WP archives will be found in the fiction section of the local library.

  23. And to realize that all this flapdoodle is the offshoot of acquisitions starting in 1619!

  24. Wasn’t the rag sent into space never to bother again?

    Life can handle only so much trivia.

    Trivia pollution. Vaxxine pollution. Billionaire pollution.

    We need a Dyson.

    5 dancing shlomos

  25. Seems like this boils down to:

    1. Why am I expected to be competent?

    2. Why am I expected to communicate professionally with my co-workers?

    3. Why am I expected to dress in a manner that suggest I give a shit?

    4. Why am I expected to do actual work in return for a salary?

    etc.

  26. Anon[295] • Disclaimer says:

    After seven years of corporate life, Mary Smith had a routine: putting extra effort into her hair (so as to not appear too Black) and her demeanor (ditto) and her clothes (you can probably guess).

    I’d like to know the details of this routine. Dressing for corporate life is not natural for anyone. You don’t come out of the birth canal all ready to go to the office. It’s not the favorite look for many people. It takes time and money for everyone. And everyone is checking out everyone else to make sure they are dressed and groomed appropriately, and as much as possible, that they look more suited to their job, or the job they are seeking, than others. I don’t see how blacks are difference from whites, other than women’s hair. And is hair really such an ordeal? How different is their weekend hair from their weekday hair? “Not appearing too black” sounds simply like “conforming to the corporate look of their employer.” If we’re talking about dreadlocks or extensions or wild wigs, no, you probably shouldn’t do that shit in a corporate context.

    Her scalp was free from constraining hairstyles

    There are non-constraining hairstyles for black women’s hair that are perfectly acceptable. Pictures please. What specifically is being talked about. Constraining hairstyles cause alopecia:

    https://www.npr.org/2020/01/17/797295985/freed-from-the-secret-rep-ayanna-pressley-opens-up-about-living-with-alopecia

    Relaxers cause breast cancer in black women, apparently:

    https://www.jbhe.com/2021/07/study-finds-higher-breast-cancer-risk-for-black-women-who-were-heavy-users-of-hair-relaxers/

    There are short natural hairstyles or wavy Jew-hair hairstyles that are fine in the corporate world.

    [MORE]

    without having to pretend to be okay for the comfort of their colleagues

    I think the mental problems experienced by blacks in the workplace are mostly from mismatch, from being hired under affirmative action programs and then having to fit into a workplace where all the whites and Asians … and Hispanics … are more competent in their jobs. They can write better, they can work out what needs to be done on their own without training, they can read instructions. This has got to be stress inducing, especially since outsized self-esteem and anti-white feelings make it impossible to admit the real problem to oneself.

    as a Black woman, she felt she was expected to be friendly to everyone

    Whereas white women who get ahead in corporate life are not dinged at all in their careers by being unfriendly. What a burden! Acting civil to people you don’t particularly like. What other race than blacks ever had to do that.

    When Philando Castile died, I didn’t take off work, and the hurt that I felt … I just felt like these people don’t care.

    I’m not sure whit Castile is so revered, but this NPR page shows his extensive police record:

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/15/485835272/the-driving-life-and-death-of-philando-castile

    Click the “Show full timelines” links.

    He had a lot of problems with revoked drivers licenses, insurance, warrants. A public defender says, “driving offenses are typically just crimes of poverty,” but I think poverty is a condition of low intelligence, since this guy just kept on doing stuff over and over again that got him into trouble.

    why she didn’t smile

    Telling a woman she should smile is the number one sin these days. So you probably shouldn’t do it, just as you shouldn’t comment about weight. But not smiling is just as much of a real-world problem for you than weight. The Japanese judo gold medalist today was very mannish looking on the mat. When she smiled on the podium she was transformed. Forget spending time and money on your hair and makeup, and learn to smile. It either comes naturally to a lot of women or they have somehow had the equivalent of a finishing school education, from their moms or from modeling schools or whatever. Women who find it hard to smile should stop telling men to shut up and start on a program to learn to smile, even when you don’t feel like it. Men should do this too, but it’s more important for women, because … women are different from men.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Anon

    I’ve read that a fair number of Black women don’t have to work all that hard to straighten their hair because of the American Indian admixture that they have. (And few other than occasionally go for the natural look.)

    Replies: @PaceLaw

  27. If REAL separation or segregation were to become the norm, these boons would be singing a slightly different tune. They’re currently living the negrofilia dream and can yack their idiot BS all they want – for the time being…

    • Agree: AceDeuce, magila
  28. Anonymous[108] • Disclaimer says:

    After the coronavirus sent millions of employees home, many Black women experienced a workday free of the micro- and macroaggressions that followed them at their predominantly White workplaces.

    Hey, at least they are now capitalizing White.

  29. They had the privacy to grieve the countless deaths that led to the racial unrest of last summer — without having to pretend to be okay for the comfort of their colleagues. And, naturally, many don’t want to return

    These women don’t want to return to work because staying at home lets them be around their dog, sneak a drink of wine, and avoid having to get all made up and dressed up and fight traffic or public transit. The pandemic was always largely pretextual.

    Grieve the countless deaths…

    I cannot believe the degree of stupidity and dishonesty in this dreadful newspaper. Just about every day I check the New York Post to see the latest in Gotham’s descent into Hell, and sure enough, I see today a new video of a black thug battering a 68 year white guy and then robbing him while he is unconscious. But if I quite reasonably said being around black people makes me nervous, this horrid newspaper and the idiot who wrote this drivel would call me a “white supremacist” or some other smear.

    These groups break the workday bubble of solitude and allow for community without fake niceties or hair-touching.

    Nobody wants to touch black hair. Nobody. The avalanche of lies they pour on us is just… exhausting.

  30. What those broodsows actually like is that, while at home, they don’t even have to pretend that they look like they are doing something.

  31. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Whether it's allegedly from men or women, almost all of this "lived experience" is apocryphal.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Gordo, @Mr. Grey

    Apocryphal is a nice word for fabricated, which is a nice word for lying.

  32. @Paleo Retiree
    Because it’s obvious that every white person fits right in and feels totally comfortable in a corporate or government-job setting. Never, ever has any white person ever needed to put a little of him/herself on hold while at work.

    Replies: @Polistra

    Feeling undermined by peers, passed over for inferior candidates, and unappreciated in job interviews once was considered the ordinary lot of office workers. These petty indignities become proof of racism, however, when suffered by blacks. It is taboo to suggest that noncompetitive qualifications ever play a role in any lack of black advancement.

    https://www.city-journal.org/achievement-gap-explains-demographic-disparities

    • Agree: Paleo Retiree
  33. “I get the impression that most of racist hate being expressed in these articles is aimed at non-black women rather than men.”

    Now just exactly why would black women have animosity toward white women? What could be one of the main reasons, the driving force so to speak? Could it be they’re a bit nervy that their men might be looking in Karen’s direction?

    Eventually someone was going to go there, Steve.

    “And maybe some gay white men will want to know about her new hairstyle”

    Fine, just so long as they don’t try to touch her hair. That would definitely be a racist thing to do. Definitely racist.

    Wonder if there’s a meme out there yet a la “Everything is racist because I say it is!”– done by a screaming black woman, with the finisher “And DONT try and touch my hair!”

    Not sure, but don’t think that white women go paranoid apoplexy about men trying to touch their hair. Simply isn’t a white woman thing to do.

  34. “I felt … I just felt like these people don’t care,”
    Well…yes!

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Currahee

    That's the feeling that Obi-Wan got as the Republic was swirling the drain.

  35. @anon
    They had the privacy to grieve the countless deaths that led to the racial unrest of last summer

    Countless? Countless?

    That word, it does not mean what Natachi Onwuamaegbu thinks it means.

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi, @I. Racist, @AnotherDad, @International Jew, @Mike_from_SGV

    “Countless? Countless?”

    Nah, it’s about right. One, Two, Three-many. More than three, so it’s too many to count and therefore its countless.

  36. Natachi Onwuamaegbu

    Natachi Onwuamaegbu = Aw, bug out. A Manichean.

    Camille Jadé Villegas… But the freedom to be herself and have her camera off — so that clients and co-workers don’t immediately know she’s a Black woman…

    …and just assume, from her name, that she’s a stripper. Of any race.

    Camille Jadé Villegas = “I, lame jig, called ‘slave’.”

    Black workers in Chicago spent six more minutes than White workers commuting, according to an analysis of data from 2010 to 2014.

    They’re holding the doors open for friends. That will cause confusion and delay.

    Speaking of Covid (when aren’t we?), we attended UFO Days this weekend. Besides enjoying a UFO brat (Sailer brand; the unidentified filling object was apparently onions), I got the last of last year’s shirts.

    It’s even more topical in 2021!

    Despite it being cancelled in 2020, they sold a lot of merch.

  37. @anon
    They had the privacy to grieve the countless deaths that led to the racial unrest of last summer

    Countless? Countless?

    That word, it does not mean what Natachi Onwuamaegbu thinks it means.

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi, @I. Racist, @AnotherDad, @International Jew, @Mike_from_SGV

    It goes: one, two, three, four, countless.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @I. Racist

    The 6 million of Floyd Summer is nothing to laugh it.

  38. What AA bullshit jobs do broads like this do? Get together in our pods and we’ll ” work” and sometimes make jokes.
    You load 16 tons whatcha get
    Another day older and deeper in debt!

  39. most of this supposed stuff sounds a lot more interesting to women than to straight white men.

    Very. How many straight men are going to invite an accusation of sexual harassment by asking about a female coworker’s clothes, much less her body? I imagine the coworkers wanted to convey friendly interest, and maybe they were trying too hard-that can be awkward, yet-this is work, not junior high. Maturity entails learning to work with people with whom you wouldn’t naturally associate.

    Turn this story on its head, and imagine it features white women who don’t want to return to the office to face black colleagues who ask impertinent personal questions and fail to grieve whites killed by blacks. They’d receive lots of sympathy, I’m sure!

  40. I have to admit that if she started crying to me about Philando Castile being gone I’d act duly upset myself and ask what team he’d been traded to

    • LOL: Hibernian
  41. Anonymous[177] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve, your query re: white vs. Black/Spy-vs-Spy sales guys is a familiar one. The whiter ones still try to hit on the women at the office, but are more likely to pretend to be listening intently than start with a spray of the chummy/patronizing banter (which made me wonder if the Black reps are just 50-60 years behind the whites in adopting the best strategy). There’s a fuzzy line between friendly and “disrespectful” across sexes, so it stands to reason the white men would better grok white female parameters of flattery.

  42. A) black women as a whole make up something like 7% of the American labor force, B) just spitballing, but the percentage of the labor force that are black women in jobs where working remotely is a possibility is probably only a percent or two at most.

    So based on the WaPo’s examination of the feelings of this extreme minority, isn’t the message to employers that hiring a black women for a professional job is disproportionately likely to result in a disgruntled and possibly troublesome employee – and thus maybe do all you can to avoid putting yourself in this situation in the first place?

    It sure seems that for all the chest beating over the indignities of microaggressions real and perceived, the wokerati are not considering that they are making a strong case for the less emotional and low maintenance run of the mill white (or possibly Asian) man as the ideal employee.

    • Replies: @magila
    @Arclight


    ...isn’t the message to employers that hiring a black women for a professional job is disproportionately likely to result in a disgruntled and possibly troublesome employee – and thus maybe do all you can to avoid putting yourself in this situation in the first place?
     
    Believe me, that message has been received and understood for years, and leaders/managers who have work with these people do all they can to avoid them.
  43. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    the Narrative demands that the details of exactly what kind of people get on the nerves of black women so much — non-black women — be kept obscure. Consider:
     
    For your consideration

    https://twitter.com/tummymuncher/status/1418335792678817793

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @El Dato

    Michelle Jenneke.

    • Thanks: Rob
    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Different event, different build:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEWMmGz3FC0

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs

  44. It can’t always be easy to be a minority as a professional in an office. I can see why people would prefer to not always show their face and that things can be easier at times when people don’t realize your race.

    But in this article and the similar articles Steve Sailer has written about the people quoted say things that I just find incredible they admit to with their real name.

    How can you complain that you are expected to be friendly and presentable at work? Who isn’t? What are all these personal questions that supposedly get asked? How is talking about mourning people getting killed in far away cities fit in with what you are supposed to be doing at work? And why is the focus on police shootings which are so few in number compared to black on black shootings? Do these black women with their new daytime buddies talk about that and mourn the thousands of blacks who got killed over nothing?

    I am not at all sure that the new interest in having employees work at home is going to last. When these women who talk this way in the Times and the Post apply for new jobs in the future and potential employers bring up all these articles that mix wokeness with obvious lack of enthusiasm with dealing with colleagues of other backgrounds, who is going to hire them when wokeness fades?

    Whether in the office or at home, who wants to deal with people’s baggage that is piled up so high that it reaches the moon?

    • Agree: Paleo Retiree
  45. @anon
    They had the privacy to grieve the countless deaths that led to the racial unrest of last summer

    Countless? Countless?

    That word, it does not mean what Natachi Onwuamaegbu thinks it means.

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi, @I. Racist, @AnotherDad, @International Jew, @Mike_from_SGV

    They had the privacy to grieve the countless deaths that led to the racial unrest of last summer

    Countless? Countless?</blockquote

    Oh man, 369, you beat me to it. That one hit me as well.

    They are so "countless" that every couple, three months in a nation of 330 million, we may get one. Or we may go several months or even a year without one they can hype.

    And then of course you drill into the circumstances ….

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
  46. “Every day she would field questions about her skin, her body, how her hair changed, why she wore the clothes she did, why she smiled, why she didn’t smile.”

    They feel free to fabricate these lies because they know that no one who matters will ever call them out on it.

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @black sea
    @Alfa158

    They feel free to fabricate these lies because they know that no one who matters will ever read what they write.

    This is just fodder for the woke masses. It serves no other journalistic purpose. As has been pointed out before about such stories, they seem to have been written by a particularly crude algorithm. There's hardly any point in reading beyond the title. But they do serve the purpose of consistently reiterating a worldview that the sheep need in order to feel that they are . . . well, something other than sheep.

    People who make the actual, consequential decisions in our society are not going to waste their time plowing through minor variations on the trials and tribulations of black women in cubicle jobs whom most co-workers just politely steer clear of.

  47. @Jonathan Mason
    I suppose it is okay for all these people who have do-nothing jobs, but I can't see large numbers of doctors and nurses and correctional officers and cops, and teachers, and aircrew, and farmers getting together in backyards to have "pods" while they work.

    Replies: @epebble, @Redneck farmer

    I don’t know why this woman has to make up sob stories to say that she likes to work from home. I am a “Technology worker” and recently took up a remote job. It is surprisingly more enjoyable than going to office. About two hours saved on commuting time and extreme unpleasantness of dealing with rush hour traffic. I will most definitely never go to a job that involves commuting. It also sounds absurd that I have this huge house for just me and my wife but not use it but spend 8 hours a weekday in a cubicle/small office. And I get 100 megabits per second of internet that is all mine (enough to stream 3 movies at once) compared to whatever bandwidth they have at work divided into n people. The only downside I have seen – my cars batteries die frequently as I don’t drive them frequently. But I will gladly buy a battery every month to get 2 hours daily and avoid traffic.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @epebble

    "But I will gladly buy a battery every month to get 2 hours daily and avoid traffic."

    Based on that I would fire you. You say you're a tech worker?



    The article as a whole makes a good point: Black people be crazy.

    , @Adam Smith
    @epebble


    The only downside I have seen – my cars batteries die frequently as I don’t drive them frequently.
     
    Sounds like you have the wrong battery for your car.
    Have you considered buying an AGM battery or installing a battery maintainer?

    Replies: @epebble

  48. @Jonathan Mason
    I suppose it is okay for all these people who have do-nothing jobs, but I can't see large numbers of doctors and nurses and correctional officers and cops, and teachers, and aircrew, and farmers getting together in backyards to have "pods" while they work.

    Replies: @epebble, @Redneck farmer

    As the tertiary parts of the economy have increased to being larger than the primary and secondary parts, these are the kind of people who get represented as “average workers”.

  49. David French: the Conservative Case for CRT and Reparations

    Within not too long, I am anticipating this article from David French:

    The Conservative Case for Crystal-Meth fueled Ritual Satanic Human Sacrifice

  50. I have seen a number of stories about workers quitting rather than come back to work.

    One explanation that I can think of is that the lockdown put people in a position where they earned little but spent little as well. For many, the experience may have taught them that they were working too hard and spending too much to be happy.

  51. @anon
    They had the privacy to grieve the countless deaths that led to the racial unrest of last summer

    Countless? Countless?

    That word, it does not mean what Natachi Onwuamaegbu thinks it means.

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi, @I. Racist, @AnotherDad, @International Jew, @Mike_from_SGV

    The Hottentot language reputedly has words for only the numbers one, two and three. Anything more is simply “many”. Maybe Natachi Onwuamaegbu is a Hottentot.

    Of course you already knew this if you’re over fifty. If you’re under 50, you know you must not say Hottentot and you must not “generalize” about them (whatever they’re called these days).

  52. More WaPo propaganda seeking to spread hatred. Why are we talking about these goons.

  53. @I. Racist
    @anon

    It goes: one, two, three, four, countless.

    Replies: @El Dato

    The 6 million of Floyd Summer is nothing to laugh it.

  54. Integration Bad, Segregation Good

    Yes

  55. How can you complain that you are expected to be friendly and presentable at work? Who isn’t?

    In 1996 the WSJ had a lead story on blacks in the corporate workplace and they quoted a IBM manager who moaned, “you have to be unthreatening,” as if it was a requirement that applied only to him.

  56. @Alfa158
    “Every day she would field questions about her skin, her body, how her hair changed, why she wore the clothes she did, why she smiled, why she didn’t smile.”

    They feel free to fabricate these lies because they know that no one who matters will ever call them out on it.

    Replies: @black sea

    They feel free to fabricate these lies because they know that no one who matters will ever read what they write.

    This is just fodder for the woke masses. It serves no other journalistic purpose. As has been pointed out before about such stories, they seem to have been written by a particularly crude algorithm. There’s hardly any point in reading beyond the title. But they do serve the purpose of consistently reiterating a worldview that the sheep need in order to feel that they are . . . well, something other than sheep.

    People who make the actual, consequential decisions in our society are not going to waste their time plowing through minor variations on the trials and tribulations of black women in cubicle jobs whom most co-workers just politely steer clear of.

  57. Thar she blows:

    “Many Black women have solved this problem by gathering together into pods, a trend that predates the pandemic.”

    • LOL: Voltarde
  58. South Asians tend not to be good athletes, but they do have racial minorities who are. For example, Imran Khan, the PM of Pakistan, an all-time great cricket player, looks like a taller version of Mark Wahlberg. —Steve on Twitter

  59. @JohnnyWalker123
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgPlVd4S3Uc

    Michelle Jenneke.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Different event, different build:

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Do they ever catch the steeple?

  60. The only reason why non-white females are friends with white females, is to infiltrate the white females social network in the hopes of bedding a white guy.

    Let’s face it Steve, there is only one reason why those black females (and every non-white female) was nice to you…and that’s cuz…

    You might have fallen off the marriage tree and needed somewhere to land….

    Have you ever seen a white friendship group with a black female? Of course not. You’ll see white females with Asian females…but that’s because Asians are clever and can hide their true intentions better until they get their white husband nailed down (and can then feel sad pity for the still-single white females in their friendship group who can’t find a white husband.)

    It’s very rare for friendships with non-white females to last once the non-white female has married the white male. All Females use each other and beta males to obtain commitment to a high-status male, and once that goal is achieved friendships are superfluous.

    This is why women will never rule/run the world.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Thoughts

    Lots of black women are nice people.

    For example, during my corporate career in the 1990s, I was friend with a black lady security guard at my corporation.

    When I dropped by the headquarters for the first time in seven years in 2007, she was at the front desk and immediately greeted me by name happily and asked how my children were doing by name.

    On the other hand, the Washington Post probably didn't recruit her to write op-eds.

    Replies: @J1234

  61. An HBD aware person should be in favor of more segregation, as proposed by the new left. If it could be properly implemented it is a win-win. Both races would benefit in terms of having compatible neighbors and co-workers.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
    @Peter Johnson

    Blacks may want segregation but only if Whites take care of their every need.

    Like now.

  62. Integration Bad, Segregation Good

    The incoherence–segregation evil! segregation is healing!–here is baked in.

    Minoritarianism as a game theory solution is logical and easy to describe–parasitism! White people must feed us!

    But minoritarianism as an ideology is utterly illogical and incoherent. Lots of “you must let us in!” … followed by “you are oppressing us!”. Basically demands that the majority allow integration, by people who do not actually want to integrate with the majority. (Not only prefer their own minority norms/values/culture to the majority’s, but often are outright hostile to the “white bread” majority and find its norms “oppressive”.)

    There really isn’t of any worth parsing or engaging with minoritarian whines. It’s like expecting Covid-19 to explain why it’s good for humans. No … it’s just a parasite, being a parasite!

    The repeated response should be “separation”. “Oh you don’t like white American people and culture … peachy! Then we don’t have to humor you. You live your way … over there. We’ll live our way, over here.”

  63. “Hey Google, what is a group of whales called?”
    “That’s racist, citizen. Please stand by.”

    • Replies: @Rob
    @Pericles

    Nice, a P.A.R.A.N.O.I.A reference. Don’t see those every day!

  64. @anon
    They had the privacy to grieve the countless deaths that led to the racial unrest of last summer

    Countless? Countless?

    That word, it does not mean what Natachi Onwuamaegbu thinks it means.

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi, @I. Racist, @AnotherDad, @International Jew, @Mike_from_SGV

    I disagree. Ms Ookoobu probably cannot count past Zero, hence, “countless”.

  65. @Thoughts
    The only reason why non-white females are friends with white females, is to infiltrate the white females social network in the hopes of bedding a white guy.

    Let's face it Steve, there is only one reason why those black females (and every non-white female) was nice to you...and that's cuz...

    You might have fallen off the marriage tree and needed somewhere to land....

    Have you ever seen a white friendship group with a black female? Of course not. You'll see white females with Asian females...but that's because Asians are clever and can hide their true intentions better until they get their white husband nailed down (and can then feel sad pity for the still-single white females in their friendship group who can't find a white husband.)

    It's very rare for friendships with non-white females to last once the non-white female has married the white male. All Females use each other and beta males to obtain commitment to a high-status male, and once that goal is achieved friendships are superfluous.

    This is why women will never rule/run the world.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Lots of black women are nice people.

    For example, during my corporate career in the 1990s, I was friend with a black lady security guard at my corporation.

    When I dropped by the headquarters for the first time in seven years in 2007, she was at the front desk and immediately greeted me by name happily and asked how my children were doing by name.

    On the other hand, the Washington Post probably didn’t recruit her to write op-eds.

    • Agree: notsaying
    • Replies: @J1234
    @Steve Sailer

    I think black women are more cheerful and even nice when they are single, i.e., not involved with a black man. When they have a black boyfriend, however (or, on rare occasion, husband), they often seem to absorb their mate's typical sullen resentfulness. By contrast, my hyper-optimistic wife's outlook and demeanor is minimally impacted by my "cynicism" (as she would call it, though "realistic perspective" would be more accurate.)

  66. The notion that the average man pesters black women with questions about their dress and their hair is too ridiculous to rebut. One of the most common complaints of men’s WIVES is that they don’t pay any attention to those things.

  67. Please understand no Affican wants real segregation, but segregation where YT keeps paying for them to (comfortably) exist.

    A race war is looking more and more affordable by comparison.

  68. One thing I notice is always absent in these discussions about negroes and the ‘workplace’. They never ask or seem concerned about “how is my company doing” or what can I do to increase my contribution to the company. I realize many negroes work in the public sector but even the public sector is not immune to declining revenues and or tax base.

    Its always about ‘ME’ not US.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @UNIT472

    Among their many other "quirks" is a total lack of loyalty.

  69. @Currahee
    "I felt … I just felt like these people don’t care,”
    Well...yes!

    Replies: @El Dato

    That’s the feeling that Obi-Wan got as the Republic was swirling the drain.

  70. A few months ago, her employer asked her to begin the transition back to in-person work. So she quit. “I was just very strongly against that,” said the 29-year-old project manager in Irving, Tex.

    But she’s project manager …

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @El Dato

    More projection than management.

  71. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    the Narrative demands that the details of exactly what kind of people get on the nerves of black women so much — non-black women — be kept obscure. Consider:
     
    For your consideration

    https://twitter.com/tummymuncher/status/1418335792678817793

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @El Dato

    That’s like an infinite stream of Bond girls.

  72. “… hair touching …” Whenever I see that phrase I know the rest of it is bullshit.

  73. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Whether it's allegedly from men or women, almost all of this "lived experience" is apocryphal.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Gordo, @Mr. Grey

    I get the idea the whole article is apocryphal. I could have written it, in fact I may start submitting this kind of nonsense with a suitable ethnic fake name 😉

    • Replies: @Boy the way Glenn Miller played
    @Gordo


    I could have written it, in fact I may start submitting this kind of nonsense with a suitable ethnic fake name
     
    Any idea of how much it pays? Many people could easily multi task & knock out this sort of dross in the time that it takes to go to the can.
  74. “You can’t truly choose who you interact with and don’t interact with in the office place. You’re just supposed to interact with everyone, have a smile on your face, deal with what everyone says all the time. It’s unrealistic, it’s abusive and it’s unfair.”

    Holy crap! She just made me realize that I must be a Black Woman!

  75. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Different event, different build:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEWMmGz3FC0

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs

    Do they ever catch the steeple?

  76. @Peter Johnson
    An HBD aware person should be in favor of more segregation, as proposed by the new left. If it could be properly implemented it is a win-win. Both races would benefit in terms of having compatible neighbors and co-workers.

    Replies: @Sick of Orcs

    Blacks may want segregation but only if Whites take care of their every need.

    Like now.

  77. Imagine having to be friendly, look presentable and answer questions about two inch long nails or two foot long hair extensions. The horror!

  78. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Whether it's allegedly from men or women, almost all of this "lived experience" is apocryphal.

    Replies: @Polistra, @Gordo, @Mr. Grey

    You are showing ‘western exceptionalism’. Lived experience does not have to conform to European standards.

  79. In the 1960s I spoke out against segregation. I have learned now to be careful what I wish for.

    Whites, Asians, and Hispanics all made the leap from Neolithic tribalism to embrace a technological civilization. Sub-Saharan Africans? No, not as a group. They turned down the chance to rise up. My sympathies to the talented 10%, but the sad fact is, the other 90% will never be content until they are back in a grass hut.

    • Agree: magila
  80. @Steve Sailer
    @Thoughts

    Lots of black women are nice people.

    For example, during my corporate career in the 1990s, I was friend with a black lady security guard at my corporation.

    When I dropped by the headquarters for the first time in seven years in 2007, she was at the front desk and immediately greeted me by name happily and asked how my children were doing by name.

    On the other hand, the Washington Post probably didn't recruit her to write op-eds.

    Replies: @J1234

    I think black women are more cheerful and even nice when they are single, i.e., not involved with a black man. When they have a black boyfriend, however (or, on rare occasion, husband), they often seem to absorb their mate’s typical sullen resentfulness. By contrast, my hyper-optimistic wife’s outlook and demeanor is minimally impacted by my “cynicism” (as she would call it, though “realistic perspective” would be more accurate.)

  81. So engaging black co-workers with questions and curiosity is racism.

    Not engaging black co-workers leads to claims that they are “unseen”, which is racism.

    We just can’t win!

    Maybe they would feel more comfortable in a predominantly black Caribbean nation or back in the Motherland, Africa. Why do they torture themselves?

  82. Black female writers these days seem committed to substantiating a fascination with black people that simply does not exist among white people. Their music and sports achievements have universal appeal. Sure. But on other counts, as has been pointed out in print, we run when we see them.

  83. @prime noticer
    what work do they do from home? they never do any work at work, so this idea baffles me.

    Replies: @MarkinLA

    It just makes it easier for them to do nothing where nobody else will notice. The company can more easily promote them for doing nothing without risking the ire of people actually accomplishing something.

  84. @Gordo
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    I get the idea the whole article is apocryphal. I could have written it, in fact I may start submitting this kind of nonsense with a suitable ethnic fake name ;-)

    Replies: @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    I could have written it, in fact I may start submitting this kind of nonsense with a suitable ethnic fake name

    Any idea of how much it pays? Many people could easily multi task & knock out this sort of dross in the time that it takes to go to the can.

    • Agree: Gordo
  85. @Daniel H

    “I was just very strongly against that,” said the 29-year-old project manager in Irving, Tex.
     
    What exactly do project mangers do all day? Did this job function exist before the 1990s?

    Replies: @BigHead, @magila

    In my experience in the tech industry, the role of project manager basically consists of being included in lots of emails, sending generic emails (especially fond of 1) git-er-done 2) where are we on this and 3) congrats for getting it done), editing and reviewing online documentation, and taking and joining calls. My PMs didn’t seem to have much work — or to know how any project worked — but they were happy to express “concern”, “urgency”, and “importance” about whatever. They seem to be well-paid. I did primarily see the technical side of things, though, so maybe I’m missing some essential details. It’s not a role I would want. IMO it’s a nearly ideal role for filling “quotas” though

  86. @El Dato

    A few months ago, her employer asked her to begin the transition back to in-person work. So she quit. “I was just very strongly against that,” said the 29-year-old project manager in Irving, Tex.
     
    But she's project manager ...

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    More projection than management.

  87. Anonymous[403] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Cunningham
    There's no White Supremacy in Ghana, Congo, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, etc. Planes leave every day

    Replies: @Anonymous

    It’s a long, long way to Ouagadougou.

  88. I’ll translate that title to better reflect reality:

    “Many black women are lazy and would prefer to get paid to sit at home and do nothing.”

    Everybody has gotten used to “working” from home and will need to be dragged back to work, kicking and screaming. Black women have a handy excuse that nobody will dare refute.

  89. What kind of stay-home job would actually be doable? The best I can come up with is, for women, being social-media testers. They yak on Instagram and Twitter for hours and then at the end of the day complete a one-page report – – what they observed about social media and what improvements might be important. For men, it would be playing video games involving fighting and killing, and then reporting on quality, possible improvements, and so on. The above tasks would be justified by reason of the importance to the nation of understanding black culture and ways of thinking.

  90. Anonymous[172] • Disclaimer says:
    @epebble
    @Jonathan Mason

    I don't know why this woman has to make up sob stories to say that she likes to work from home. I am a "Technology worker" and recently took up a remote job. It is surprisingly more enjoyable than going to office. About two hours saved on commuting time and extreme unpleasantness of dealing with rush hour traffic. I will most definitely never go to a job that involves commuting. It also sounds absurd that I have this huge house for just me and my wife but not use it but spend 8 hours a weekday in a cubicle/small office. And I get 100 megabits per second of internet that is all mine (enough to stream 3 movies at once) compared to whatever bandwidth they have at work divided into n people. The only downside I have seen - my cars batteries die frequently as I don't drive them frequently. But I will gladly buy a battery every month to get 2 hours daily and avoid traffic.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Adam Smith

    “But I will gladly buy a battery every month to get 2 hours daily and avoid traffic.”

    Based on that I would fire you. You say you’re a tech worker?

    The article as a whole makes a good point: Black people be crazy.

  91. @Anon

    After seven years of corporate life, Mary Smith had a routine: putting extra effort into her hair (so as to not appear too Black) and her demeanor (ditto) and her clothes (you can probably guess).
     
    I'd like to know the details of this routine. Dressing for corporate life is not natural for anyone. You don't come out of the birth canal all ready to go to the office. It's not the favorite look for many people. It takes time and money for everyone. And everyone is checking out everyone else to make sure they are dressed and groomed appropriately, and as much as possible, that they look more suited to their job, or the job they are seeking, than others. I don't see how blacks are difference from whites, other than women's hair. And is hair really such an ordeal? How different is their weekend hair from their weekday hair? "Not appearing too black" sounds simply like "conforming to the corporate look of their employer." If we're talking about dreadlocks or extensions or wild wigs, no, you probably shouldn't do that shit in a corporate context.

    Her scalp was free from constraining hairstyles
     
    There are non-constraining hairstyles for black women's hair that are perfectly acceptable. Pictures please. What specifically is being talked about. Constraining hairstyles cause alopecia:

    https://www.npr.org/2020/01/17/797295985/freed-from-the-secret-rep-ayanna-pressley-opens-up-about-living-with-alopecia

    Relaxers cause breast cancer in black women, apparently:

    https://www.jbhe.com/2021/07/study-finds-higher-breast-cancer-risk-for-black-women-who-were-heavy-users-of-hair-relaxers/

    There are short natural hairstyles or wavy Jew-hair hairstyles that are fine in the corporate world.

    without having to pretend to be okay for the comfort of their colleagues
     
    I think the mental problems experienced by blacks in the workplace are mostly from mismatch, from being hired under affirmative action programs and then having to fit into a workplace where all the whites and Asians ... and Hispanics ... are more competent in their jobs. They can write better, they can work out what needs to be done on their own without training, they can read instructions. This has got to be stress inducing, especially since outsized self-esteem and anti-white feelings make it impossible to admit the real problem to oneself.

    as a Black woman, she felt she was expected to be friendly to everyone
     
    Whereas white women who get ahead in corporate life are not dinged at all in their careers by being unfriendly. What a burden! Acting civil to people you don't particularly like. What other race than blacks ever had to do that.

    When Philando Castile died, I didn’t take off work, and the hurt that I felt … I just felt like these people don’t care.
     
    I'm not sure whit Castile is so revered, but this NPR page shows his extensive police record:

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/15/485835272/the-driving-life-and-death-of-philando-castile

    Click the "Show full timelines" links.

    He had a lot of problems with revoked drivers licenses, insurance, warrants. A public defender says, "driving offenses are typically just crimes of poverty," but I think poverty is a condition of low intelligence, since this guy just kept on doing stuff over and over again that got him into trouble.

    why she didn’t smile
     
    Telling a woman she should smile is the number one sin these days. So you probably shouldn't do it, just as you shouldn't comment about weight. But not smiling is just as much of a real-world problem for you than weight. The Japanese judo gold medalist today was very mannish looking on the mat. When she smiled on the podium she was transformed. Forget spending time and money on your hair and makeup, and learn to smile. It either comes naturally to a lot of women or they have somehow had the equivalent of a finishing school education, from their moms or from modeling schools or whatever. Women who find it hard to smile should stop telling men to shut up and start on a program to learn to smile, even when you don't feel like it. Men should do this too, but it's more important for women, because ... women are different from men.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc5Yzs4g2AI

    Replies: @Hibernian

    I’ve read that a fair number of Black women don’t have to work all that hard to straighten their hair because of the American Indian admixture that they have. (And few other than occasionally go for the natural look.)

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
    @Hibernian

    Correction: white/Caucasian admixture. The amount of American Indian admixture in the black community is fairly insignificant. However, the white admixture is approximately 25% for most African-Americans. Many blacks prefer to claim American Indian ancestry, but that’s largely based on wives tales and untruths.

  92. I Love the Comments We Have Gathered Here. Thank you all.

  93. @Pericles
    "Hey Google, what is a group of whales called?"
    "That's racist, citizen. Please stand by."

    Replies: @Rob

    Nice, a P.A.R.A.N.O.I.A reference. Don’t see those every day!

  94. I find the sad plight of “Mary Smith“ (if that is her real name) to be nothing more than performative and fictional. Just as during “me too“ when every reasonably attractive woman had a tale of woe of how men could not stop themselves from harassing them, now during the “racial reckoning” every black person is damn near a lynching victim. It’s as if they’re trying to outdo each other with these tales of how “the man” is on their back. Kinda reminds me of Jussie Smollett. Whatever happened to him anyway?

  95. @Hibernian
    @Anon

    I’ve read that a fair number of Black women don’t have to work all that hard to straighten their hair because of the American Indian admixture that they have. (And few other than occasionally go for the natural look.)

    Replies: @PaceLaw

    Correction: white/Caucasian admixture. The amount of American Indian admixture in the black community is fairly insignificant. However, the white admixture is approximately 25% for most African-Americans. Many blacks prefer to claim American Indian ancestry, but that’s largely based on wives tales and untruths.

  96. @UNIT472
    One thing I notice is always absent in these discussions about negroes and the 'workplace'. They never ask or seem concerned about "how is my company doing" or what can I do to increase my contribution to the company. I realize many negroes work in the public sector but even the public sector is not immune to declining revenues and or tax base.

    Its always about 'ME' not US.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Among their many other “quirks” is a total lack of loyalty.

  97. @epebble
    @Jonathan Mason

    I don't know why this woman has to make up sob stories to say that she likes to work from home. I am a "Technology worker" and recently took up a remote job. It is surprisingly more enjoyable than going to office. About two hours saved on commuting time and extreme unpleasantness of dealing with rush hour traffic. I will most definitely never go to a job that involves commuting. It also sounds absurd that I have this huge house for just me and my wife but not use it but spend 8 hours a weekday in a cubicle/small office. And I get 100 megabits per second of internet that is all mine (enough to stream 3 movies at once) compared to whatever bandwidth they have at work divided into n people. The only downside I have seen - my cars batteries die frequently as I don't drive them frequently. But I will gladly buy a battery every month to get 2 hours daily and avoid traffic.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Adam Smith

    The only downside I have seen – my cars batteries die frequently as I don’t drive them frequently.

    Sounds like you have the wrong battery for your car.
    Have you considered buying an AGM battery or installing a battery maintainer?

    • Thanks: epebble
    • Replies: @epebble
    @Adam Smith

    Thanks for informing me about Battery maintainer. I will get one. I don't think there is a solution for tires though! I have to get new tires after near idling for the last 18 months.

    Replies: @Adam Smith

  98. @Daniel H

    “I was just very strongly against that,” said the 29-year-old project manager in Irving, Tex.
     
    What exactly do project mangers do all day? Did this job function exist before the 1990s?

    Replies: @BigHead, @magila

    Whatever work real project managers do, you can bet she doesn’t do any of if.

    She fills two EEOC spots as a woman and female. They loan her out to the Black History Monff, Women’s Engineering Week, and summer picnic committees.

    In between, they send her on community outreach, like visits to Nelson Mandela Elementary and Emmitt Till High Schools. When she’s not doing that, she’s calling in sick or taking extended sick leave. Ask me how I know.

  99. @Jimbo
    I can usually tell by accent if someone is black on the phone within the first sentence. Unless they are from the West Coast...

    Replies: @magila

    Another clue is if their voicemail/answering machine ends with the phrase, “have a bless (sic) day”. That is when you realize any message you leave is going straight into the round file.

  100. @Arclight
    A) black women as a whole make up something like 7% of the American labor force, B) just spitballing, but the percentage of the labor force that are black women in jobs where working remotely is a possibility is probably only a percent or two at most.

    So based on the WaPo's examination of the feelings of this extreme minority, isn't the message to employers that hiring a black women for a professional job is disproportionately likely to result in a disgruntled and possibly troublesome employee - and thus maybe do all you can to avoid putting yourself in this situation in the first place?

    It sure seems that for all the chest beating over the indignities of microaggressions real and perceived, the wokerati are not considering that they are making a strong case for the less emotional and low maintenance run of the mill white (or possibly Asian) man as the ideal employee.

    Replies: @magila

    …isn’t the message to employers that hiring a black women for a professional job is disproportionately likely to result in a disgruntled and possibly troublesome employee – and thus maybe do all you can to avoid putting yourself in this situation in the first place?

    Believe me, that message has been received and understood for years, and leaders/managers who have work with these people do all they can to avoid them.

  101. I forget where I read it, maybe a college newspaper.

    A Negress wrote an entire article whining about her two Caucasoid roommates completely IGNORING her “natural” hair.

    🙂

  102. @Adam Smith
    @epebble


    The only downside I have seen – my cars batteries die frequently as I don’t drive them frequently.
     
    Sounds like you have the wrong battery for your car.
    Have you considered buying an AGM battery or installing a battery maintainer?

    Replies: @epebble

    Thanks for informing me about Battery maintainer. I will get one. I don’t think there is a solution for tires though! I have to get new tires after near idling for the last 18 months.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @epebble

    You're welcome epebble. About your tires...

    The only solution for tires, that I know of, is to use them enough that they don't dry rot. Once they dry rot they become dangerous and should be replaced.

    That said, how many miles have you put on them in the last 18 months? I'd imagine your tires are probably good. Flat spots will generally smooth out in a few miles. As long as they look good (no visual dry rot or bubbles), ride good (no vibrations or wobbling) and are otherwise undamaged, they are probably fine. If your cars have been garaged thats better for your tires as the sun will dry them out. Your climate will also be a factor in how quickly they deteriorate. If you're driving on hot roads like you would find in Texas or Arizona you may want to replace them even if they look ok, but most other climates are more gentle on tires.

    I used to pull containers in and out of Port Newark/Elizabeth and other ports in the NYC/NJ area. You would be surprised how sh*tty and rotted the tires are on the container chassis you find at the ports. Be careful driving around container trucks you encounter on the road, you never know when one of their tires will blow out.

  103. @epebble
    @Adam Smith

    Thanks for informing me about Battery maintainer. I will get one. I don't think there is a solution for tires though! I have to get new tires after near idling for the last 18 months.

    Replies: @Adam Smith

    You’re welcome epebble. About your tires…

    The only solution for tires, that I know of, is to use them enough that they don’t dry rot. Once they dry rot they become dangerous and should be replaced.

    That said, how many miles have you put on them in the last 18 months? I’d imagine your tires are probably good. Flat spots will generally smooth out in a few miles. As long as they look good (no visual dry rot or bubbles), ride good (no vibrations or wobbling) and are otherwise undamaged, they are probably fine. If your cars have been garaged thats better for your tires as the sun will dry them out. Your climate will also be a factor in how quickly they deteriorate. If you’re driving on hot roads like you would find in Texas or Arizona you may want to replace them even if they look ok, but most other climates are more gentle on tires.

    I used to pull containers in and out of Port Newark/Elizabeth and other ports in the NYC/NJ area. You would be surprised how sh*tty and rotted the tires are on the container chassis you find at the ports. Be careful driving around container trucks you encounter on the road, you never know when one of their tires will blow out.

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