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Overcoming Barriers of Gender and Race.

The contemporary workplace environment in the US has many challenges that negatively affect marginalized groups and ethnic minorities such as Black Caribbean women. Evidences from researches show that Black Caribbean women experience many workplace barriers most of which result from ethnic stereotypes and racial profiling rather than their incompetence. No research has shown that there is a race that is superior to the other, or that Black Caribbean women are less competent than people from other racial backgrounds. As such, the workplace culture in which Black Caribbean women are typified as inferior or secondary to perceived superior races such as Whites results from prejudice against rather than incompetence of the Black Caribbean women. This is because even highly successful Black Caribbean women are also despised and envied by Whites, in equal measure as less fortunate Black Caribbean women in low hierarchy positions. The biggest workplace barriers experienced by Black Caribbean women include but not limited to racial discrimination, rape, insults, battery, denial of freedoms and opportunities to participate in work-related planning and professional contribution, intimidation, being overburdened with work, poor working conditions, and stress and burnouts. These barriers often lead to health complications such as stress and anxiety disorders, which ultimately cause poor motivation and incompetence.