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In celebration of Women’s History month, we revisit a timely and deeply personal essay by journalist Jennifer Marby outlining why equal opportunity in 21st Century America – particularly for Black women – remains a myth.
Marby, who outlines her own career trajectory where she “did everything [she] was supposed to as assurance that the solidly middle-class upbringing [she] was born into would seamlessly continue…” left her deeply disillusioned. She writes in the New York Observer:
I earned advanced degrees—a doctorate in communication and a master’s in television, radio and film—from highly recognized public and private institutions, but I have achieved minimal success and I am not living the American dream.
Marby who is diligent in outlining statistics and empirical evidence in addition to telling her own story, shows why Black women are not winning.
?.We remain disproportionately unemployed as compared to our white…
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