Senior Lecturer/Donald P. Jacobs Scholar in Management and Organizations Dept: Management & Organizations Email: [email protected] Office: Leverone 393 Vita Courses Publications Personal Page says this based on RESEARCH 23] Amy Cuddy has been looking into whether white and African American mothers face the same biases. In short, no. In two studies, she emailed what was billed as a marketing questionnaire to a large national sample. In the first, allegedly an evaluation of a diaper ad, people were asked to rate the competence and warmth of a particular mother, who in the picture and caption was either white or black, working or staying at home. The white stay-at-home mom was evaluated most positively—and the black stay-at-home mom most negatively. In the second, people were asked how much should be spent on a Mother’s Day gift. The most expensive gift was recommended for the white stay-at-home mom—and the least expensive gift for the black stay-at-home mom. White mothers are, quite literally, valued most highly when they stay home, while black mothers are expected to work. That puts African American mothers in a double bind. In Correll’s hiring studies, African American mothers were graded just as poorly as white mothers, but were “offered” the lowest starting salaries. No wonder black women don’t show up in the moms-go-home stories. Source: http://www.brandeis.edu/investigate/gender/optoutmyth.html#Anchor-36488 Thats the NATION at WORK.