How Corporate America Is Failing Black Employees

16-Apr, 2021
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Black workers continue to face significant gaps in the labor market when it comes to promotion, pay and opportunity, costing the U.S. economy trillions of dollars.
If the Black wage, education, housing and investing gaps had been closed 20 years ago, it would have added an estimated $16 trillion to the economy, according to a report by Citi, with the Black pay gap alone accounting for $2.7 trillion.
Today, Black workers are overrepresented in low-wage entry-level jobs and underrepresented in senior leader and executive roles. In the U.S. private sector, Black workers make up 12% of the entry-level workforce and just 7% of the managerial workforce, according to McKinsey & Company.
The higher you go, the fewer Black professionals you see. At the senior manager and VP level, Black workers make up just 5% of the workforce, and at the SVP level, just 4%. At the very top, only around 1% of Fortune 500 CEO spots are held by Black leaders.
If the current trajectory continues, McKinsey & Company estimates that it could take 95 years before Black employees reach parity at all levels in the private sector.
“Black workers, on average, are not being hired, promoted or paid according to what would signal their level of productivity based on their experience or their education,” Valerie Wilson, director of the Economic Policy Institute’s program on race, ethnicity and the economy, tells CNBC Make It. And “it absolutely impacts everything. It impacts your family’s economic security.”
On average, Black men are paid just $0.71 for every dollar paid to white men, according to EPI. Black women, who face both gender and racial barriers, are paid just $0.63 for every dollar paid to white men. Over the course of a 40-year career, the National Women’s Law Center estimates that Black women stand to lose close to $1 million due to this disparity.
These racial gaps in the labor market are linked to several structural inequities, according to McKinsey & Company, including Black workers’ underrepresentation in regions with high job growth opportunities and overrepresentation in industries with low growth and low wages, such as entry-level healthcare jobs, retail and food services.
And in the corporate world, Black workers face ongoing challenges like bias and discrimination, a “broken rung from entry-level to manager roles,” lack of support from supervisors and tokenism that continues to hold them back and can even force them out the door.
How bias and discrimination can play out
In September 2017, Ryan Walker-Hartshorn landed what she thought was her “dream position” working in New York City as an assistant to Bon Appetit’s then editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport. In her role, she earned $35,300 per year and says she was told, with overtime hours, she could earn up to $50,000.
“That was a sell for me because I was like ’Hell yeah, I’m out of college. I’m just going to work my a-- off and I’ll make a lot of money in overtime, and I’ll be able to make ends meet,” she says.
Starting out, the Stanford University graduate says she was aware that her job would include many of the standard tasks most assistants are asked to do, such as managing the editor-in-chief’s calendar, answering phones, coordinating travel and running personal errands for her boss. When she was hired she says she was also told there would be potential for her to work on creative projects.
What she didn’t expect was working in what she calls a “toxic” culture where she was just one of two Black people on staff. Walker-Hartshorn alleges that in addition to racially insensitive comments - such as the time her boss asked her to make his coffee the color of Rihanna - she says she experienced microaggressions and differential treatment from her white peers when it came to overtime pay, budgets for stories and investment in career growth.
During her nearly three years of working as an assistant, she alleges that she was repeatedly denied a pay raise or promotion, despite finding out from a senior employee at Conde Nast, Bon Appetit’s parent company, that assistants at other publications were making more money than her. Eventually, in August 2020, the 26-year-old left Bon Appetit after being offered an interim editorial assistant role rather than the promotion she wanted.
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How Corporate America Is Failing Black Employees

  • Bad video, I always want see what the woke pov is. Not addressing the factors such as experience, connections, skill, hours of work put in etc. Always jumping in to the victim mentality and blaming lack of success on race. If someone is facing legitimate racism, prove it court, you can't because no one in their right serious mind takes you seriously. Also, modern journalism is a huge joke.

    Artoria PendragonArtoria Pendragon2 kun oldin
  • This has happened to me (I'm white) and to 99% of my friends (of all races) when we started our careers. To be taken advantage of as a junior employee is the norm and not the exception. However, when you're white you can't use race as the excuse, so what you do is you take ownership of your own destiny and look for other opportunities. I think ownership and accountability for your own destiny goes a long way to achieving success, and it is sad to see so many minorities use race as an excuse to not do so and to rather be a victim. For God's sake, she's Stanford educated and still claims to be a victim (talk about privilege). These anecdotal stories and cherry picking just further perpetuates the victimhood mentality. Statistics can be very misleading because they leave out so many variables, not even to mention basing surveys on feelings.

    SledgehammerSledgehammer6 kun oldin
    • Terrible poorly though our race bating video

      Artoria PendragonArtoria Pendragon2 kun oldin
  • Major company like CVS had to buy a Latin supermarket chain to understand why its Y Mas stores were not working...this stupid decision to buy the market and millions in losses could’ve been avoided if they had more diverse leadership in management, but instead they claim 50% diversity with 50% of the executive leaders as white women, diverse...all and women. That was back in 2014-2015, they’ve been doing a little better since then, but still so much work they need to do. Is not enough to hire diversity to work in the front lines, they need to be part of the decision making, especially if your customers are those diverse groups.

    J WJ W9 kun oldin
  • I think the solution is to build our own institutions instead of trying to be a part of people who have shown us how they really feel. You will never be allowed to move around the furniture in someone else’s house.

    Lanae MarieLanae Marie9 kun oldin
  • I don't believe it

    jjk087jjk08712 kun oldin
  • I dont like the voice of the narrator. To sing songy

    Be1smahtBe1smaht13 kun oldin
  • Be it doesn’t end there lot of cómpanies till this day don’t hire people of color in companies such as Facebook, Amazon or ibm, Goldman Sachs and etc. Their excuses are “you don’t have any experience”

    Junior DíazJunior Díaz14 kun oldin
    • Where's the proof?

      Zob RombieZob Rombie3 kun oldin
    • They say this and mediocre white men are promoted and Black software engineers do all the work and train them

      DD7 kun oldin
  • Racism and it’s happens more to Latinos and native Americans they get lack of opportunities

    Junior DíazJunior Díaz14 kun oldin
    • The only reason us Black people have decisions is bc we protested and started suing them. Latinos and Native Americans need to do the same

      DD7 kun oldin
  • So we have to be apart of the inclusion crowd. Aren't we part of the diversity group theres only a couple of us literally yall dominate the industry??? Inclusion is like a new door just like urban, diversity, and people of color. More opportunities for others that have other agendas and come from other places. We're here always, been here can do the job and still dont get what we deserve. Everyone is benefitting but us this is not coincidental its a plan.

    sirpoppinchucksirpoppinchuck16 kun oldin
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    vincentiPadvincentiPad16 kun oldin
  • I think the pandemic has taught people a big lesson, having one stream of income is not really a good idea cause your job doesn't secure your financial needs. The pandemic has really set out business-minded people from the rest that is why I'm so lucky to be among the investors trading with *metro__kelvinfx* on insta as his student it's been success and happiness since the beginning of my trades.

    Micah BamaiyiMicah Bamaiyi17 kun oldin
  • The title of this is so .. omgaud 🙄

    Nick KingNick King17 kun oldin
  • Ryan! O my goodness, it’s so good to see you on the interwebs. Thank you for sharing your story with the world. I’m glad you were able to stand up for yourself publicly. #ChocolateCardinal ✊🏿#Uj4Life

    Zora WilliamsZora Williams18 kun oldin
  • So true...

    Follow IeishaFollow Ieisha18 kun oldin
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    Anidariah MidaAnidariah Mida18 kun oldin
  • Complaining about the 'n' word in music when it's black people singing those songs! Haha you can't make this stuff up, you're so dumb

    Red KnightRed Knight18 kun oldin
  • Playing the race card again, maybe you didn't get promotions simply due to lack of skills, effort, punctuality etc... if anyone could hire staff for less simply because they are black, everyone would ! Stop pushing out these lies

    Red KnightRed Knight18 kun oldin
    • @Red Knight White men do all of the above and get slaps on the wrist and get promoted while Black people are punished and blackballed from the workplace. Explain that, racist

      DD7 kun oldin
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      Red KnightRed Knight15 kun oldin
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      Super SaturnSuper Saturn16 kun oldin
  • People will be kicked themselves in few weeks if they Miss the opportunity to buy and invest in Bitcoin

    Christabel GeorgiaChristabel Georgia18 kun oldin
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      MeMe18 kun oldin
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      MeMe18 kun oldin
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      Aldrich RicaAldrich Rica18 kun oldin
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      Ibrahim MarcusIbrahim Marcus18 kun oldin
    • Most people remain poor only because friends and relatives discouraged and advised them against investing and trading forex while the wise ones kept investing and growing higher financially

      Philip AndersonPhilip Anderson18 kun oldin
  • Create your own Business. Hint taken. Those people that 👀 see it will succeed. G'd. willing.

    Demetrius CooksDemetrius Cooks19 kun oldin
  • Anyone who believes in this 🤡

    Viral ClipsViral Clips19 kun oldin
  • Here we go again. Black 'pay gap' is as real as the gender pay gap. Control for skill and experience and any supposed 'gap' goes away.

    NubyNuby19 kun oldin
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      Super SaturnSuper Saturn16 kun oldin
  • “Last hired first fired.” I literally was hired for a job during undergrad after the two day training period. I was the only black person hired and was trained for one hour right before my shift (because they hadn’t bothered to consider me until after their training period) and on my first day got I trouble for not closing properly after not being told fully how to close because my manager had a dinner to go to and she rushed through my training in an hour. No booklet, even though everyone else got theirs on training day. So frustrating. I repeatedly asked to be part of the groupchat where you could get someone to fill-in your shifts. I missed one shift and had to fill-in for four people’s shifts (who just came up to me and asked me to fill in their shift, none of which could fill-in mine for a cross country race). At the end of the semester they did a rehiring process for the next year and I got declined in an email that was also sent out to another black girl who applied (but she didn’t have the job in the first place). It was frustrating, but a good lesson. I could tell that they didn’t care about how they we’re treating me. I was the only black person, so I just has to deal with it. Could I have said something? Sure, but now I know if I encounter that culture I will look elsewhere or I’ll make some more noise, like “hey, just so you know not giving me enough info impedes my job”, “ok, my manager never mentioned this,” “being added to the groupchat is necessary for my sport”, “my manager was given my schedule and is scheduling me outside of availability” instead of keeping my head down and trying to get by with only half the resources of my peers. I’m just lucky that I learned this lesson quickly and ultimately didn’t lose time or money from it.

    Christi-Anne BeattyChristi-Anne Beatty19 kun oldin
  • Facebook is a bad example. It's one of the most left leaning companies. There are specific upper management roles that only black, female, and lgbtq are allowed to have.

    FelixFelix19 kun oldin
    • Yes and they’re figurehead roles which mean if they p off a white person, they’re gone. Also they have zero autonomy and power to do what they were hired to do. Get out of here with the bs

      DD7 kun oldin
  • India is betting on a FAILED horse USA which is a SUNSET country and having economic chaos ..while more and more countries are supporting China which is a SUNRISE country. When USA falls, India will also fall with them and face even more economic collapse.

    James LimJames Lim20 kun oldin
  • I remember having a meeting with colleagues, the district engineer and his assitants at the end of our intership at the State Deaprtment of Transportation. The district engineer asked "what do you think can be improved ?" My answer was they should divesify the office in other word hire more colored people if they are qualified. He just looked me for like 10 seconds and said "OK" .

    Suiabou CeesaySuiabou Ceesay20 kun oldin
  • This is very much Ellen Welteroth's story regarding Conde Nast. True change is needed, not these buzz movements like D&I. 😒

    STCXBeauteeSTCXBeautee20 kun oldin
  • I love how they had to make it about race

    Liam SpamLiam Spam20 kun oldin
  • Question is the elephant in the room?

    Jonathan BrottoJonathan Brotto20 kun oldin
  • This is just “Destroy the patriarchy!” disguised as “let's combat racism”.

    RoB.RoB.20 kun oldin
    • Does patriarchy include Black men? No Black man since the 60s has not done anything significant for Black people

      DD7 kun oldin
  • The cause is what causes the pay gap

    Squozerr playsSquozerr plays20 kun oldin
  • Me waiting for graham to post a reaction to this video ◡̈ Graham if you see this, it’s a sign to catch something to eat when I come to Las Vegas in July!

    Amedio G.Amedio G.21 kun oldin
    • I feel like he won’t... 😞 not his style unfortunately.

      Christi-Anne BeattyChristi-Anne Beatty19 kun oldin
    • @danteangelo212 Who else, the man the myth the legend

      Amedio G.Amedio G.20 kun oldin
    • graham stephen?

      danteangelo212danteangelo21220 kun oldin
  • Please get on fiver and iWork lots of money in writing and editing they have a video on making it she makes 300k

    Nicole MuseNicole Muse21 kun oldin
  • It is hard to accept and I will be sad if someone uses the r****t word with me. It is what it is. Factors of family structure, religious beliefs, and social upbringing, school that you attended, the degree you received, are summed up as social capital. Professions by default will respond to those groups that match their cultural fit. This should not be illegal or wrong. It is what it is, everywhere in the world. Inclusivity and diversity programs are well intentioned, until they themselves become discriminatory or become mental straitjackets. Need to tread carefully. We're just seeing the effects after 60 years of affirmative action and welfare programs.

    Sukit BejrsuwanaSukit Bejrsuwana21 kun oldin
  • *One way to know what kind of place you work for is when your white co-workers inquire about your wages but never volunteer the same information*

    KenTon ThompsonKenTon Thompson21 kun oldin
    • I don’t volunteer wages. They start acting funny when they find out that you make more than them and they constantly set you up to get fired

      DD7 kun oldin
  • This is a classic story. Person with big dreams sells themselves short on salary to work at a " dream company" based on the the premise of " experience" and the lure of a "20k raise in a few years" . Quickly finds out all is not what it seems and being underpaid for "experience" is not worth it.

    ahastar1141ahastar114121 kun oldin
  • Whew this all sounds too familiar

    Miss Elisa K.Miss Elisa K.21 kun oldin
  • this also affects Asians as denoted by the term "bamboo ceiling" strangely this doesnt affect all minorities the same way 😐

    BottledBananaBottledBanana21 kun oldin
    • Right, they compare black people to white men because if you compare their wages to Asians than the gap will be even bigger. The bamboo celling is held up by universities and corporations who think Asians are too successful and need to have less of them in education and work place.

      Artoria PendragonArtoria Pendragon2 kun oldin
    • I don't think it's strange at all. Jim Crow lasted longer than any other legal measures of discrimination, and it was during the lifetimes of some living today.

      palmshootpalmshoot7 kun oldin
  • We go through the trouble of getting 2-3 degrees just tone offered insulting wages. HBCU school are not on Corporate Americans recruiting lists. African Americans have to work several jobs to stay up with living expenses or forgo having a family altogether. Should I go on..😎

    Gwendolyn Phillips de AshboroughGwendolyn Phillips de Ashborough21 kun oldin
  • All you need to ask is “what do you bring to the table?”. Unfortunately we live in a society built around capitalism. If what you bring does spell $$$ in the short term, not many companies are interested in sinking time or opportunity into you. Just have to market yourself according to what people are buying/selling. Markets pay for problem solvers. Be a problem solver, not another problem finder. Blaming your company for not promoting you is the same as blaming a teacher for not giving you straight As. Whether or not the teacher has it in for you, if you are legit smart, it will show. So just like Rhett, if you have talent and value and companies don’t see it, it’s on you to prove that they missed out.

    Jun NaJun Na22 kun oldin
    • Companies hire you to do the work they tell you to do and that includes being a problem solver related to the direct job description. They promote white men and women who are unqualified so your comment is invalid

      DD7 kun oldin
  • 1:40 Are the PhDs in the same field? A researcher with a doctorate in a hard science is going to deservedly be paid much much more than someone with one in the liberal arts or social sciences.

    Conor NConor N22 kun oldin
  • Sorry for this. I'm not a bad person, just a desperate breadwinner. Lost so much since 2020. 💔 Have a spare $1? Savin' for a working laptop (home job). No opportunities outside due to constant lockdown. 😷

    Read my ABOUT section PLEASERead my ABOUT section PLEASE22 kun oldin
    • Money sent!

      Adam KAdam K19 kun oldin
  • Vocal fry needs to be out of fashion 😑

    JaponesaJaponesa22 kun oldin
  • Just bull tho

    Bob BuilderBob Builder22 kun oldin
  • I think the key to having a fair salary in this society for blacks is to have a lot of white friends. You have to be so white with in that they see you as a 🥥 coconut. RYAN Is a cool name.

    Michael somethingMichael something22 kun oldin
  • "If you can dream it, you can do it." Keep Going 💝💞 -- Walt Disney.

  • 35k? Stanford? LOL.. Okay thats laughable. The Stanford ALumni network couldnt help her? This is just so sad. I would have laughed and walked away. I have an MD, MPH, BSc and currently going back to get my MBA. I am black and trust me, after my MBA, I am not accepting anything less than 180,000 dollars once I go into corporate America. I guess it just depends on how you sell yourself and yes racism does exist but I try to ignore it.

    experienceexperience22 kun oldin
    • @D and what is the market rate for an MD,MPH,MBA,BSc?

      experienceexperience6 kun oldin
    • Good luck getting paid market rate for that education. Lots of highly educated Black women are getting lowballed and switch to self employment.

      DD7 kun oldin
  • As a person of color I definitely can relate. Every job I have had in corporate America entry level jobs were filled by 75% minorities management and ceo were 99% white. I had to quite! It’s depressing to go to work and know that no matter what you do you will never get a promotion

    Side Hustle VikkiSide Hustle Vikki22 kun oldin
    • Horrible badly though out victim mentality. Maybe those white CEO work hard to get where they do? Maybe some people are just not interested in becoming CEOs? Maybe they don't have the level of education? Etc. Horrible victim mentality of a privileged American.

      Artoria PendragonArtoria Pendragon2 kun oldin
  • Wtf..35k? I make 50k+ with no college degree and I’m pretty sure I work 1/4 as hard as her

    marcelino rodriguezmarcelino rodriguez22 kun oldin

    Famous Homeless GuyFamous Homeless Guy22 kun oldin
  • You don't really see women, Asians, Hispanics, or any minority at all at the top. It's pretty much all middle aged white males. This isn't just black folks being left out. This is why the fire movement is so important. Don't count on the corporate world to make you feel accomplished.

    rssandrssand22 kun oldin
  • I earn $7,000 weekly from my investment portfolio, I really pray God reviews to many U.S citizens and other countries the importance of investment to there financial statues..

    Bur GABur GA22 kun oldin
    • for those who are curious this is clearly a fake comment chain baiting u into sending money to a scammer "financial coach". be careful senior citizens

      BottledBananaBottledBanana21 kun oldin
    • @Eric Ranson okay I'll go find something myself doing

      Eric RamosEric Ramos21 kun oldin
    • @Eric Ramos Go find something doing for yourself....

      Eric RansonEric Ranson21 kun oldin
    • @Christopher kane how would you know 🤔 if you just got in to contact with her. You scammers are hilarious

      Eric RamosEric Ramos22 kun oldin
    • @Eric Ramos Hey dude!! Speak for yourself,you know nothing about the lady in question and your busy tarnishing ones image.....You know nothing about investment how then will you know how to dictate a real portfolio manager..You can't discourage me either,nothing has gone wrong since I got her contact here...

      Christopher kaneChristopher kane22 kun oldin
  • Very good report. Thanks!

    DhowToDhowTo22 kun oldin
  • Wtf why are we comparing black women to white males We should be compared to white females incomes This is why blacks should separate or own our own

    GoldGold23 kun oldin
  • They want it that way periodt !

    GoldGold23 kun oldin
  • "How water is wet"

    David WongDavid Wong23 kun oldin
  • DIVERSITY in the work place is very important for a stronger USA

    ciel222ciel22223 kun oldin
  • I have a feeling comments with opposing views are being deleted. The like/dislike ratio is incongruent with the theme of the comments. Is anyone else seeing this trend? Did anyone expect some type of back and fourth in the comments?

    MatthewMatthew23 kun oldin
  • You get paid for value.

    tims zontims zon23 kun oldin
  • I was the only Black person who worked at my store in March 2020. I was also the first person let go. Not to mention the harassment and racism I experienced. To this day the store only has white employees.

    Shaun RobertsShaun Roberts23 kun oldin
    • @Brother Eli thank you

      Shaun RobertsShaun Roberts23 kun oldin
    • I hope you find peace and prosperity in a place where you are valued for being yourself

      Brother EliBrother Eli23 kun oldin
  • What I find highly peculiar is how these same people who are in the C-Suite and management positions will look at minorities and wonder why they're not doing as well as their White counterparts while simultaneously gatekeeping minorities out of high-paying positions. You can't have a liberal mindset with pseudo-liberal actions. Not saying that you should promote people when they don't deserve it, but I've seen a lot of Whites promoted and their own White counterparts are perplexed on how that happened.

    I.P. R.I.P. R.23 kun oldin
  • I am not racist. But why people Black and possible with culture and etnia from Africa not create own companies in this countries if have good qualifications?

    DAVEDAVE23 kun oldin
    • @CNBC Make It bug?

      DAVEDAVE22 kun oldin
  • As a black man who works in tech, I'm well paid and I believe some sectors are underpaying people. It's all about value. Are you making the company more than what they are paying you? If all else fails, QUIT.

    George CantStandYaGeorge CantStandYa23 kun oldin
  • I still don't understand why Ryan took a base salary of 33k in New York. It's hard to doubt or believe everyone because you can't really understand the thoughts in people's minds or if it's actually on purpose. And the reason people celebrate a diversity hire is because they have to get federal money and not finding one could've cost them big time. But being a black person about to join the corporate workforce, I can't lie I'm a lil scared on what I'll meet.

    Jaycee WilliamsJaycee Williams23 kun oldin
    • Just cover your butt. Just bc you’re hired, doesn’t mean that your white coworkers will want to work with you. You have to assimilate to their culture to progress.

      DD7 kun oldin
  • Black employment? Because of racial quotas and forced affirmative action, blacks have to be hired before any other qualified candidates.

    Johnny DeBravoJohnny DeBravo23 kun oldin
  • 0:39 "Black employment in America is in a state of crisis" she says, yet under Trump just before corona, it was at its highest level since records began!

    earlysdaearlysda23 kun oldin
  • Two groups namely Asians and Indians are doing very well. Oh wait am I suppose to say that ?

    Card & CodeCard & Code23 kun oldin
    • 🐀🐀🐀

      Super SaturnSuper Saturn16 kun oldin
  • Buy Dogecoin on 4/20!

    tws12423tws1242323 kun oldin
  • Odd video. As a white caucasian, I'm constantly denied overtime and room for growth. I think a lot of this has to do with whether your good at what you do. I doubt a boss wouldn't let black people move up if they are great at what they do. They need to make investors happy no matter what color the worker is.

    Brooklyn N.Y.Brooklyn N.Y.24 kun oldin
    • 👎👎👎👎

      Super SaturnSuper Saturn16 kun oldin
  • Can't complain about racism and sleep with your oppressor Ryan....

    Jay-TJay-T24 kun oldin
  • This creates the illusion of accepting black people in their society when in reality they're not. Your society pretends to accept them so that they would go to your country and work for you so you don't have to do that low job that make you think and feel that you're higher being than them mentally and reality. This is why I am proud of my country, though we are poor (thanks to the obvious greed of government officials) there are things that we're still better than yours. It's such a pity that that place doesn't know how to hold and maintain the power you already have and many are suffering.

    Shipper's EntertainmentShipper's Entertainment24 kun oldin
    • @Warikoo also, I said my country is poor, not me. 😂

      Shipper's EntertainmentShipper's Entertainment22 kun oldin
    • @Warikoo no I'm good. He might be poorer than me. 🤭

      Shipper's EntertainmentShipper's Entertainment22 kun oldin
    • @Warikoo thanks I'm good. My family business is thriving well.

      Shipper's EntertainmentShipper's Entertainment23 kun oldin
  • What about the pay disparity compared to Asian people. This is the most racist video I have scene in a long time.

    Matthew LangMatthew Lang24 kun oldin
  • America needs a revolution bc this is not okay

    Slick RickSlick Rick24 kun oldin
  • LOVE this Topic….Corporate America has FAILED Black Employees. Thats what they are design to Accomplish. They reflect America which itself has failed Black America. Thats what it is designed to Accomplish. Degrees have become a waste of time, effort, if successful they provide everlasting servitude to a system you resent with each paycheck. ( not enough time here to mention Student Debt )

    Max AfricanusMax Africanus24 kun oldin
    • @George CantStandYa No, the long and silent suffering of countless and nameless black people got you the interview, ie: your Ancestors. The benchmark of failure will be what level of progress you achieve vis a vis your non-black counterparts.

      Max AfricanusMax Africanus16 kun oldin
    • 💯💯💯

      Super SaturnSuper Saturn16 kun oldin
    • I'm a black man and corporate america has not failed me. Maybe I'm an outlier but my degree got me the interview and the rest was up to me.

      George CantStandYaGeorge CantStandYa23 kun oldin
  • Another reason why change at the top is glacial is risk avoidance and/or fear of uncomfortable encounters. God forbid an interloper, no matter how worthy, overhear a biased viewpoint and raise objection. This is less of a risk if you have a homogenous group, no matter what that homogeneity might be.

    sankimalusankimalu24 kun oldin
  • Dear black people, Stop begging!!

    Black SocratesBlack Socrates24 kun oldin
  • black people make only 12.7% of the USA population, so what's the problem? Do they want 25% white, 25% black, 25%hispanic or what? It's just not possible!

    tokapekatokapeka24 kun oldin
    • @ciel222 you're funny

      tokapekatokapeka23 kun oldin
    • Blacks are 13% of USA population not 12%

      ciel222ciel22223 kun oldin
  • I'm pretty sure this has more to do with them not wanting to pay people more, than it has to do with race.

    matt rolltidematt rolltide24 kun oldin
  • c'mon, just because someone got promoted, doesn't mean you deserve a promotion. If you didn't get one, then you didn't deserve it. Writing one exceptional article doesn't mean anything.

    tokapekatokapeka24 kun oldin
  • Sadly you can make more money being a server or bartender, but in the long term if you do your own thing, like starting a business, the pay off is worth it. Booker T Washington even said himself that the black individual is only free if they do their own thing. I wish all you peace and prosperity. 🙏

    Phazon TVPhazon TV24 kun oldin
  • I have also had a similar experience working in corporate America. I barely got support from my peers. That is why I taught myself to invest in the stock market, real estate, crypto currency’s. I believe those investments will help free me long term.

    Marcus MMarcus M24 kun oldin
  • im getting hmm☝🏿 vibes

    MoFMoF24 kun oldin
  • Nice work 🎇🎆🌠

    Ebay AddictsEbay Addicts24 kun oldin
  • This is appalling. You telling me a Stanford graduate get a job in New York with the potential to make $50k? What went wrong here? One of the most prestigious universities in the land. Generally no matter what her degree may be in.

    Champ FiskChamp Fisk24 kun oldin
  • There were more black executives in the 1990s than there are today despite it being more educated black people today.

    PrettyNerdPrettyNerd24 kun oldin
    • @Spice Gyal Lili Google it.. What do I look like, mofos are cray.. you want the data.. cash app me and I will send it to you or look for it yourself.. you must be crazy

      PrettyNerdPrettyNerd22 kun oldin
    • Data?

      Spice Gyal LiliSpice Gyal Lili22 kun oldin
  • corporate world like to steal from your managers mostly and coworkers. credit where it is due.

    rich richrich rich24 kun oldin
  • how much woke nonsense can you guys put out

    David LiDavid Li24 kun oldin
  • Family we DON'T OWN THE BUSINESSES. All of our focus is on being employees, nothing is going to change until we focus on ownership. We are at the point of being angry because we are not included in places we are clearly not wanted....our biggest goal in the sun is to work FOR white people. Think about that.

    Joshua WoodsJoshua Woods24 kun oldin
    • 100% Agree, Josh.

      CraigCraig18 kun oldin
    • @djredd1225 nobody wants to start anything. It's more easy to do work for other people. Being EQUAL means having the same your counterparts have. Meaning we need to start working together and not be afraid to go at this alone.

      Joshua WoodsJoshua Woods22 kun oldin
    • I was looking for a comment like this! IDK why our people want to be accepted into these spaces when we know we will be treated unfairly. Ownership is key 🔑

      djredd1225djredd122522 kun oldin
  • There are some black managers that are biased. I witnessed it working at Food Lion.

    William o'nealWilliam o'neal24 kun oldin
  • Ryan is a very brave woman. I hope she finds success and happiness in the near future.

    Anton SlizzardhandsAnton Slizzardhands24 kun oldin
  • how america is failing asian americans

    David LiDavid Li24 kun oldin
    • America can't fail Asian Americans...Asian AMERICANS fail America (coz other Americans can't measure up to their high standards)

      The Internet Saved My LifeThe Internet Saved My Life15 kun oldin
    • Asian americas are the richest race

      artvin ndartvin nd22 kun oldin
  • My mentor told me straight up its not about what you know it’s about who you know. And my mentor was a Caucasian Jewish man. As a bw I can relate to this. You can have the same level of experience education try your hardest to assimilate the culture work double time and its still not good enough. I have just decided that I will not let this stop me or depress me.

    d pd p24 kun oldin
    • @Shygirl not only that, but you have to be willing to denounce your Black identity (basically become a Tim Scott) to be promoted and paid the same as white people

      DD7 kun oldin
    • @Shygirl yep.

      d pd p24 kun oldin
    • Especially in nyc, I do think who you know and your network makes a very very big difference. It can be very hard at first but you can grow your network and it will pay off. A big aspect is character conduct, finding mentors, and being in likeminded social groups

      ShygirlShygirl24 kun oldin
  • Here we go with the disgusting victim-blaming comments... if you weren't there or are not a POC, you can't question the racist experiences. thanks, bye! log out

    theboujeelifetheboujeelife24 kun oldin
  • May the best Candidate get the job not black people and racial gap is there because of skill indian people are doing great in states they work hard and don't complain and succeed 🙏

    Lil boy XLil boy X24 kun oldin
  • I’ve worked in tech for a decade and it’s so true. Me and my East and South Asian counterparts talk about this all the time: brilliant BIPOC people with advanced degrees and tons of experience remaining in entry or intermediary roles, while the exec and C-suite positions stay white. It’s crazy to see white with ppl with fewer qualifications and experience move up the ladder, and don’t get me started on nepotism. I’m not saying white folks don’t work hard, many do. But they’re rewarded for their work with promotions much more frequently. Corporations will stay mediocre if they maintain employment bias.

    globalbutterflyglobalbutterfly24 kun oldin
  • I've seen an increase in black people who were in entry-level positions start their own company and make more money than their former managers. Also, the concept of the Token Black really hits. There are companies that will make you feel that you can't demand the same because you should be appreciative of just being hired.

    Not Perfect Just BrokeNot Perfect Just Broke24 kun oldin
  • I left the government for 3 years because of this. After my promotion (50 cent increase), they assigned me a temporary job due to understaffing. Working two jobs with one pay. My PTO and vacations were always denied. I quit this year and in my last paycheck a month after they promoted me. I was so disgusted. Being a competent employee and being mistreated was hurtful. I'm going to medical school and calling it day. People say that's the workforce but clients kept on mistaking me for the director because I would know more than her. I was tired of benefiting someone else's paycheck. Also, I was being assigned more projects than my colleagues, but I was being paid $25,000 less than them. I want to hug every person that can relate to this story. Being underestimated but yet overworked can affect your mental health, relationships and view of life. I want you to know you are valuable and if that company doesn't value you, then f**k them.

    Not Perfect Just BrokeNot Perfect Just Broke24 kun oldin
    • @GlamGoddes101 Thank you, I appreciate your kindness!

      Not Perfect Just BrokeNot Perfect Just Broke22 kun oldin
    • Goodluck in medical school !

      GlamGoddes101GlamGoddes10123 kun oldin
  • Why is this a surprise to any of you? I have been watching from the UK how the US operates and POC will NEVER succeed and the game is against you! Rather than working for these companies that simply do not want you, you MUST begin to create your own economies, it is the ONLY way. The nonsense I have endured in my professional career you wouldn't believe however I now understand at 32 years of age that it is not a coincidence. Start your own publishing, magazine, recruitment, social network, trading company. What ever it is start, we all have on par skills to make these companies work but you have to START!

    Daniel ClarkeDaniel Clarke24 kun oldin
  • Thx for sharing your journey Ryan! Funny to see so many Dislikes... Probably the same mofo's who deny white privilege. I realized in my mid 20's I'd be crazy to expect fairness from a white employer, or a life that I truly controlled from any job. The need for more Black-owned companies in the light of SO MUCH rampant white supremacy (insecurity) has never been more obvious. And I'm all about it... Blessings - JB

    J BJ B24 kun oldin
  • Going to a school like Stanford doesn't mean you deserve a certain salary. It's what you do with the degree. Going to a state school could do just as much, if not more.

    bsays hellobsays hello24 kun oldin
  • The President of a former company I worked for, told me I wasn’t “sophisticated” enough to be the Manager of a branch office in an upscale neighborhood. (Alpharetta, GA) The amount of discrimination I endured at this company is unbelievable. I can write a mini series...Why did it take me so long to leave? I guess I was afraid to be unemployed. 😔

    Key StanleyKey Stanley24 kun oldin
    • @CNBC Make It scammer

      MeMe18 kun oldin
    • @Penn Sylvan No doubt it would. Let's all heed Jesus' words to do unto others as you would want them to do unto you.

      earlysdaearlysda21 kun oldin
    • @Key Stanley Amen. I'm glad things got better for you. I hope you continue to progress forward.

      shantrice jonesshantrice jones23 kun oldin
    • @shantrice jones I found another job as a Senior Manager paying me 3x more. I used that insult as motivation and was blessed in the end.

      Key StanleyKey Stanley23 kun oldin
    • @earlysda oh. Yea it stinks to be told any of those things. When it's possibly due to race tho, it stings much more.

      Penn SylvanPenn Sylvan23 kun oldin