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"Johnson has plenty of good advice." —Library Journal
"Breaks down work relationships in terms that almost every employed person can relate to." —Jacksonville Free Press
"I believe all employers should read Working While Black so they might learn how to work more effectively with African American employees. This book provides a powerful insight in the ways that African Americans must continually adjust in the workplace. If employers used that knowledge and responded in a meaningful way, the workplace would be much more productive and healthier for all employees.” —Kirk P. Perucca, president and CEO, Project Equality, Inc.
"With a refreshing blend of humor . . . and frankness, Johnson delivers no-nonsense advice." —Minority MBA
“[This] should be required reading for every black person entering the work place.” —Keith H. Williamson, president, Pitney Bowes Global Credit Services
Breaks down work relationships in terms that almost every employed person can relate to.
Foreword Julianne Malveaux xiii
1 The 15 Percent Difference 1
2 Where to Be a Black Employee in White America 19
3 Ain't Too Proud to Beg: How Blacks Get Through the Door in the First Place 41
4 Talking Good and Well 65
5 Hair, Flair, and What You Wear 87
6 What the $%∧& Are You Tweeting? 107
7 Friends, Foes, and Fakers 115
8 Fitting In While Standing Out, Settling In Without Selling Out 139
9 When Attitude Is the Issue 153
10 Law and Order, or What to Do If You Decide to Sue 177
11 Bridge over Troubled Waters 205
12 Feeling Down but Not Out 221
Posted November 24, 2011
This book was written by a female labor & employment attorney. Informative and well written. I highly recommend especially for young African Americans entering corporate America. She keeps it real in this book. I loved it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 27, 2011
This book is easy to read, and describes experiences of black Americans in the workplace. I have personally experienced many/most of them. It brings a level of comfort to know that I am not alone. It gives great advice on managing workplace situations. A must read for black Americans. A good read for white Americans.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.