Where Do Racism and Sexism Intersect at the Office?

Businesses Can Build More Inclusive Workplaces by Recognizing the Nuances of Bias

While the U.S. currently has a black president and a woman just made history by clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, both racial minorities and women still face significant barriers in professional settings.

Considering the parallels and differences in the biases that women and racial minorities face is an important way to increase our understanding of workplace discrimination and equality. By reviewing some recent work by cross-disciplinary researchers from across the world, we attempted to shed light and theorize on some ways in which racial minorities might suffer from similar biases …

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Behind Every Witty, Punning, Trademarked Name, Somebody Like Me Worked to Make You Smile—and Buy a Product

When I tell people at cocktail parties what I do, they’re always curious. “You’re a namer-of-things? That sounds like fun. Tell me more,” they say, seemingly surprised that it’s an …

Can a Higher Minimum Wage Lower Your Quality of Life?

Workers Who Get a Boost in Pay Might See a Reduction in Government Assistance

Will you actually be richer when your pay is raised to $15 per hour?

Perhaps the question seems ludicrous. Of course you’re better off making $15 an hour than you were …

Can U.S. Job Training Enter the 21st Century?

Congress’ New Workforce Act Promises ‘Innovation and Opportunity.’ But the Real Change in Job Training and Placement Is Happening in the Private Sector.

This summer, Congress enacted the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which governs the $3 billion or so spent each year by the federal government on job training. Secretary of …

‘Washington Post’ Reporter Brigid Schulte

An Introvert Takes Center Stage

Brigid Schulte is a reporter covering social issues for The Washington Post and the author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time. Before talking about …