Lecture You Need to Watch: Dr. Barbara Sizemore’s “Black People Still Don’t Get It”

Credit: TransAtlantic Productions

Barbara Sizemore was an American teacher and researcher in the field of education. In 1973, she became the first African American woman to head the public school system in a major city

–TransAtlantic Productions

This lecture has been saved on my watch later list for years, maybe over 4. I’ve watched it multiple times and I’ve decided to start sharing some of my independent scholarly works including my scholarly work as a member of the City Colleges of Chicago and Governors State University. My independent works satisfy me more because it’s aligned with my passion.

We need to know (blacks, poor, indigenous peoples, etc.) that no one is coming to save us and we need to prepare those coming behind us for the real true world, and not the ideal world they teach us we will graduate into as we fake climb the ladder of success in capitalism and public systems.

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. Please share this lecture with your people, they need to hear this.

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The Realization of How Fucked Up Accounting is in America

And how it affects (and effects) personally…………….

Nationally, black women working in full time, year-round positions make 63 cents to each dollar earned by a white man. This gap is much wider than the 79 cents white women earn for every dollar made by a man and the 87 cents earned by Asian-American women (but again, there is significant variation among different nationalities of Asian women, with some earning far less than this average). And other groups, like Latinas and Native American women, experience a gap that is even larger, making 54 cents and 57 cents per dollar, respectively.

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This isn’t your normal blog or opinion journalist post today, it’s a rant, lol.  I’m backed with communications, classes are approaching, I’m freelancing and operating as an Entrepreneur including “Employment” search or “Provide Professional Services” pitching; so I’m managing things well but I couldn’t help but think about the development of my negotiation skills. I even thought about activating my bartending skills to make some quick cash because my checks aren’t balancing my end goals. Maybe this being “Black” isn’t working, so I’ll transfer my status to being “White” to have better opportunities.

Associates Degree isn’t worth much in mainstream market, so to find “work” in your associated area…chances are you could pretty much be overwhelmed with workloads like me or your fucked…lbs.

I said all of that shit to say, how the fuck did “Black Women” get a damn equal pay day if we still don’t have equal pay? Maybe I missed something, shit I don’t know but I’m tired of all the damn protesting themes. I don’t like to celebrate things that we haven’t accomplished but I’m glad to get the awareness that people are acting.

It’s disheartening how limitations are placed on the pool of resources and the gap between the wages of women to men; and “black women” to “white women”.  It’s even worse for women of color to be making less than uncolored women when noted in “history” they equally fought for “Women’s Rights”, together. Seems like “Black Women” have been manipulated and used for their support to be treated unequal.

The National Women’s Law Center notes that this gap can begin to widen over the course of a black woman’s career, causing her to lose nearly $870,000 in potential earnings to the wage gap. And in several states, the wage gap can be even bigger. In Louisiana, for example, black women make less than half of what white men make.

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No matter if you’re union, corporate, or independently working as a woman (black or white) you are more than likely to come across sexual harassment. I remember every experience that I’ve had working corporately and independently. As a woman, I have to remember that I also have a personal life, which consist of allowing men to pursue me which is the natural life process. Who am to disrupt it? But why do I have to receive unwanted advances and made to feel uncomfortable as I travel to points with the intentions to make a deal for business operations.

Take, for example, sexual harassment in the workplace, an issue that particularly affects low-wage industries dominated by women of color. Experts have noted that lower pay levels for nonwhite women could play a role in their exposure to harassment, and a new NWLC report has found that from 2012 to 2016, black women filed workplace sexual harassment complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at nearly three times the rate of white women.

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Before I subconsciously got back to working my plan on how I am going to create $53,000 this year to cover my salary, I woke up to a post about

5 black women talk starting salaries, being underpaid and how they asked for more

and the advice these women ( Karen Civil, Tonya Rapley, April Reign, Minda Harts, and Leslie Mac) shared was inspiring. It inspired me to remember that as long as I continue to be and seek, that I will find. If there isn’t a place for me to merge into and add equity then I’ll have to create a place to store my wealth. I will not be a starving artist or an educated slave/fool.

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Dear Black Sisters ❤️👑😊 Happy Women’s Month! Speak Out Your Truth.

Speak out and stop letting our men dominate over your limitless power and abilities to work from your heart space. We can still love them, nurture them and teach them but we do not have to except their dictatorship. They think our rightful place is under them, rather then the side of them, in power with a kingdom they build off free labor of volunteers. That’s still a product of oppression. We create kingdoms while they build and lead them ‼️ Our leadership is guided by them, for the reasoning that they are providing for us. That’s a huge difference but one can’t do without the other. Do you know that black women in Africa are faced with ablation of their clitoris and sexual organs? When we are looked at as second class citizens but we birth nations is a problem. How do you oppress the creators of life?

#Valid #FoodForThought  #BKgetsherway #knowledge #power 

 Embrace your sexuality, love, and nurturer state. Continue to wear your ❤️ on your sleeve and pick yourself up after a 💔 to continue to love strong. Women all over the world go hard on being strong 💪🏾 in love ❤️🤘🏽 

What are we truly afraid of? Or what are they afraid of? But they use us for our sexuality though. I’m Ray Charles to the madness 😊💯 #Live #Life #Loving you first and then everyone else in it. 




“Happiness is nothing but everyday living seen through a veil”

Zora Neal Hurston