Will they look back on 2017 as a pivotal year for minorities and women in the war of equality? is this year the beginning of a new era, in your opinion?

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Women, maybe. Minorities? Hell naw.

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Not for minorities.

Any progress that’s been made this year has been largely for White women. The #MeToo movement was literally created by a Black woman and she was erased from that narrative. WOC are disproportionately the targets of harassment/assault and have been for years. But it took affluent White women speaking up to make anyone take notice and demand consequences.

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Nope. This industry is rife with tokenism. Name CCOs of color? The only reason you see more POCs front and center is due to wage suppression resulting from declining revenues. Sorry, wish I could be more positive but the industry as a whole far from being healthy

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And any discussion of POC getting a step closer to equality is met with accusations that we hate America and comments that we shouldn’t be here.

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SC 2 - that’s such a good point. I get shade thrown at me all the time from my Caucasian counterparts.

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I hope so. The big problem in serving under represented is that we often overlook the under served. That is to say that unless you attended a known uni then it’s difficult for inner city minorities to break into the industry. I’m happy about the progress the industry has made.

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i don’t think so. they’re only checking for white women who either keep quiet and are vanilla or who exhibit the same toxic masculine behaviors as the guys. at least where i work.

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^truth.

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There has definitely been progress for Women. I think it’s hard to grapple with but Women and Minorities are not one and the same. Women are half of the population and while the struggles we’ve faced have now come to light and there is hope for continued progressive change as a minority there is still and in my mind will always be a battle to assert myself. I’m not a minority because I’m a woman. I’m a minority because I am an Hispanic woman.

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Or that we aren’t qualified for the position.

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The war may change the landscape, but not hearts, so I'd say, NO. We are not where it counts (and please don't say Obama!).

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