Refreshing the Conversation: Understanding Work-Family Challenges Facing Women of Color

Award-winning historian Darlene Clark Hine once wrote that she became interested in research on black women after observing how they fell through the cracks of history, because their experiences were assumed to be encompassed by those of black men or white women. Hine’s observation mirrors the challenges faced by many women of color, whose unique experiences frequently are overlooked or pushed to the margins. This problem is particularly evident in the present-day conversation about women, work, and family where the public narrative about women too often is under-inclusive and incomplete.

This article was originally published in U.S. Department of Labor Blog.