WCP | DC Housing Authority Director Tyrone Garrett Named In New Jersey Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Editor’s Note: As a women of color, the allegations outlined in this lawsuit offend me on so many levels but unfortunetly they do not shock me. I know because I have been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace and I know what it is like when you are sounding the alarms and no one will listen or act. Why does it feel like nothing is really being done to stop this type of behavior, especially when the victims are black?! Why does it feel like black women are being asked to sacrifice our dignity and self-respect in order to maintain the status quo, funding or prestige of the very institutions and organizations that will not invest the time and energy to protect as at work?
I am tired of women, especially women of color being devalued in the workplace.
I am tired of women, especially women of color having to choose a job over safety.
I am tired of women, especially women of color being ignored (or marginalized) by an outdated power structure where only men can determine what constitutes “harassment” to a woman.
I’m just tired.
Maybe it will take exposing more of these allegations (especially those involving women of color) in order to bring this issue front and center and hold the people and organizations that make it a priority.
Maybe the day is today.