Young Black Women Are The Most Harassed At Work
The #MeToo movement has brought to surface sexual harassment in all walks of life and in all racial groups. Still, according to a recent survey, young African-American women are the most likely to be harassed at work.
“A new report from Comparably which polled over 200,000 workers across industries reveals that 26 percent of women say they have been sexually harassed at work,” reported Fast Company. “That compares to 28 percent of women in tech and 34 percent of women in IT. Female executives and engineers also reported high levels of sexual harassment (33 percent). Sixty-one percent of women in IT say their gender has held them back in their career. Twenty-three percent of African-Americans say they have been sexually harassed at work, followed by Latinx workers (20 percent).” Of the African-American women who’ve been harassed, 33 percent are between the ages of 18 and 25.
Despite these disturbing statistics, 63 percent of women surveyed say they have faith the #TimesUp movement will create better relations between men and women in the workplace. And among all genders, 68 percent of Latinx workers and 65 percent of African Americans believe times are changing.