There's one reality that we all know way too well. As black people, we have to work twice as hard, twice as long and be twice as smart in order to reach the same place as the mediocre white man down the hall. Our parents pushed us to be better, do better and work harder because they knew that we wouldn't be rewarded the same opportunities as our counterparts. We internalized this. Scandal fans will remember when Papa Pope hemmed Olivia up and we felt as though he was talking to all of us. Even if you weren't watching, Black Twitter wouldn't let this go and it was all over the timeline. Photo: Giphy Photo: Giphy Photo: Giphy In a 2014 study conducted by Harvard Business review, we learned that black workers receive extra scrutiny from bosses and that education doesn't put people of color on the same playing field as our white counterparts. Unfortunately, this is something that we quite frankly didn't need research to prove to us.
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