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Are There Black 'Queen Bees'?

In many ways, women of color defy the label often given to female bosses considered "catty."

Source: Damir Sagolj / Reuters

This article is a response to Olga Khazan’s Atlantic article “Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?

In , Olga Khazan examined the finding that the longer a woman has been in the workforce, the less likely she is to want her boss to be a woman. One possible explanation Khazan discusses—and this isn’t settled—is that women fear their female superiors will cut them down in the workplace; this happens because, the thinking goes, female higher-ups are eager

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