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    Posted: May 04 2009 at 3:36pm
Is this you at your company? I am soon to be the only AA in my department cause my girl is moving back to DC (I think.) I am starting to feel anxiety about this. Do you work around other AA's what is it like better or worst?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2009 at 3:39pm
LOL - Dont be nervous.

There are only two in my immediate group of about 50 pple. LOL

Overall - i dont know the ratio but this is better than an old job I had where there was three of us for 120 employees. SMDH.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2009 at 3:41pm
At my old job I was the only minority in the office.  Now I'm one of 3 at this office (there are more in other offices).  It doesn't phase me too much really.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2009 at 3:45pm
At my summer position, there is one other black person but he is sure to avoid me like the plague. My supervisor took me around to introduce me to all of the other staff in my group, and everyone was soooo nice. They shook my hand, offered me candy, asked me about school, etc. etc.

Then we get to this mofo. He looked me up and down, said hey, then turned back to his computer. Ugh.

YET when the supervisor introduced him to the other white and Asian interns, he talked to them for a good...10 minutes. Bitch!


It's fine working with the white people. I can't stand the other black person though!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2009 at 3:48pm
Too me its like so Lonely.... No one to relate to really I dont know if I will miss our friendship more than anything else (i guess) there are other who work in other departments but not in the same capacity.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2009 at 3:50pm
I'm the only one but this company is considerably small. Doesn't bother me. Long as they keep signing my checks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2009 at 3:50pm
Originally posted by Lick3Shots Lick3Shots wrote:

At my summer position, there is one other black person but he is sure to avoid me like the plague. My supervisor took me around to introduce me to all of the other staff in my group, and everyone was soooo nice. They shook my hand, offered me candy, asked me about school, etc. etc.

Then we get to this mofo. He looked me up and down, said hey, then turned back to his computer. Ugh.

YET when the supervisor introduced him to the other white and Asian interns, he talked to them for a good...10 minutes. Bitch!


It's fine working with the white people. I can't stand the other black person though!
Isnt That the weirdest thing ever He is probally jealous of you... in some way !! dont sweat it though you probally remind him that he is still BLACK!!! you blew his cover
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2009 at 3:57pm
^LMAO @ blowing his cover, I'm sure I did. He can no longer go on pretending!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2009 at 4:12pm
This has been my situation since  college. In college I was usually always the only chick in class and maybe 1 of 3 black students outta 20. I work in a white, middle-aged,male dominated industry.
 
 
ETA: Black women are VERY under represented in MATH & sciences fields.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2009 at 4:19pm
I am the only one in my department. However, I can say this is the most diverse company I have ever worked for. There are lots of other AA's and other minorities that work here. Which is a switch. 
 
 
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