PWI. For the purposes of this blog and my actual life, I am not referring to Pro Wrestling Illustrated or Public Windows Interface. I am referring to what is known as a Predominately White Institution. Yes, essentially a college where I am likely to be the only person of color in the room. Majority of the faculty, students, trustees, founders, and administrators are white. White walls, white floors, whiteboard and me...brown skin.
When you're a student in college, all you can think about is the finish line, graduation, but what happens when you cross it?
Starting a new job can be challenging, especially if it is an industry that you are just emerging yourself into. Here are some tips on how to survive the workplace politics and make a name for yourself as the "newbie."
The media has perpetuated and profited off of the reign of the "side chick." When it comes to the nature of infidelity in modern day relationships, it really brings in the big bucks. Television programs like V?H1's Love and Hip Hop display men and women glamorize the life of their little piece on the side. While those sensationalized narratives exist on reality TV, they do not always play out that way in the real world.
As a college student, we often spend a lot of time in our own little bubbles, trying to get through the day. When that occurs, manners usually take the back burner. It may seem like something small, but once you pop that bubble, the results could actually be in your favor.