[PAST EVENT] Panel 11. Black Male Supervisors Navigating Racial Battle Fatigue in the Workplace

March 26, 2022
2pm - 3:15pm
School of Education, In person at Holly Room and Virtual over Zoom
301 Monticello Ave
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Panel 11. Black Male Supervisors Navigating Racial Battle Fatigue in the Workplace

12th Annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium

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    Terrance J. Sanders, Ph.D. student, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    Dr. Irvin E. Moore Jr., Principal and CEO, L.I.V.E Professional Services

According to research conducted by Mauma (1999), Black men are less likely to be promoted into management positions because they do not have the same background, education, and opportunities as current management; White men. Similarly, the researcher reported White men and Black men are more likely to work in the same general field. However, Black men are more likely than White men to receive poor performance reviews from their bosses, limiting their mobility and opportunities. As such, Black men navigate organizational spaces where overt racial discrimination may be present and where covert instances in the family of micro-indignities abound. Racial Battle Fatigue is the exhaustive influences of these experiences on marginalized groups and their physical, psychosocial, and behavioral well-being. Research at the intersection of race and organizational studies has a limited investigation on the real and pervasive presence of RBF among Black male supervisors. This presentation will provide a preliminary conceptual framework for understanding RBF and its physical, psychosocial, and behavioral impacts on Black men and the ways Black men have been conditioned to cope based on historical influence. This discussion is timely, particularly in the symposium's quest to center the realities of Black men. In order to fully capture the essence of the lived experience of Black men, we must delve into the varying dimensions of their lives. Black men hold space in organizations across the globe, yet their stories of navigating their trajectories of race and racism at work have often gone untold.


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