Why Some Black Women Dread Returning to Work in Person

Many Black people in America — from students to white-collar employees — have found the pandemic to be an unexpected, quiet reprieve from the daily issues of life.

From long hours in school and at work to dealing with commuting and traffic jams — those who have worked (and schooled) from home have also gained an added bonus of another benefit, the Black Enterprise reported: a break from in-person office microaggressions.

The article said that Black women, especially, are not feeling especially thrilled about the return to work as the pandemic slowed and at one point office workers were invited back to come in person.

The article detailed that one woman, Camille Jadé Villegas, a Black women who works in the unemployment claim industry feels “safe” working from home.

“I love it,” she said

In the article, they cited LeanIn.org, which, released a Women in the Workplace report in 2018 that surveyed over 64,000 employees who work at companies.

The results showed that “64% of women” experience microaggressions at work. Also, Black women are more likely to be questioned about their ability to perform work duties, and are more likely to bear the brunt of having their discernment examined, per LeanIn.org.

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