When black women have work friends

If you want us to have work friends, don’t criticize the friends we make

Shamontiel L. Vaughn
Jul 26 · 7 min read
Photo credit: WoCinTech Chat/Flickr

“Oh, we hired someone new,” my boss said to me before one of the new employees arrived for her first day. “I’m sure you’ll like her.”

I raised an eyebrow, wondering what was so special about this new hire. Shrugging, I figured I’d find out in time. When I…