The workplace is an environment that comes with a variety of different situations that are vastly different from what one encounters in regular society. There are nuances that come with dealing with co-workers, bosses, clients, and even friends and family that can make keeping a zen work environment seem nearly impossible.
This problem is multiplied tenfold when the issue of race and culture is added to the mix. In the modern workplace, it is common to encounter individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life. In many cases, this is a beautiful opportunity to learn and grow with the likes of individuals you may not have encountered in daily life.
On the other hand, there are times that these differences in culture can lead to a host of issues that make it hard for black women to have a comfortable experience in the workplace. These uncomfortable situations are called microaggressions, and dealing with them can take a significant toll on self-esteem and progress within the workplace.