I love my black sisters. I speak to everyone of them I pass in the hallway and in my heart, I wish them well. But a situation at work is not good. I don't know why these two black women HATE each other; the animosity has been there from the day that one of them started back in September. One of them sits near me and she and I have clashed, mainly because she confronted me about something stupid, such as me giving assistance to a white woman (she hates white people). I took her aside and told her how I felt without involving others. I am the type who takes the bible admonishment to "if you have ought against your brother (or sister), go to them and make peace". I told her that I resented her comments and that as an administrative assistant, it is my job to support those on my team, regardless of race. I also told her that her racist attitude is WRONG and unacceptable on the job. She also had the bad habit of talking TOO loud about people negatively. So, I cut myself from her and only speak, because she is trouble. I will refer to her as Sister A. Sister B started last fall. From the day Sister B started, Sister A has nothing but nasty things to say about Sister B. And when Sister A said something to me, I told her to get out of my face with that mess. Sister B is aware that Sister A does not like her. So when Sister B said something to me, I also told her that I didn't want to be involved in "jr. high mess". Sister A is telling others that she can't stand Sister B Other sisters have tried to tell Sister A to calm down and focus on work. But today Sister A came to me, threatening to whip Sister B. I told her to go ahead and lose her job and face arrest. And told her ONCE again to settle whatever between her and Sister B. And with harshness I told her to NEVER NEVER get in my face with this again because I do not wish to be involved. The problem is that Sister A is very jealous of Sister B. Sister B is very attractive and wears expensive clothing, jewelry and drives a brand new Mercedes. (Hey, I aint mad at her! She worked for it and her fiance is wealthy, so that's her right). Sisters, I hate to see this. When I tell you that I like your new hairdo or your new outfit, I'm being sincere. I'm not going behind your back and say, "She thinks she's cute!" That's not my style and on myjob I'm known as being very friendly to all and a "peacemaker". But I do not want to involve myself in this mess. I know in general women can be catty. But it saddens me to see two women acting like jr. high girls. An older, mature sister confronted Sister A about her attitude. The older sister I admire because she is wise, and she has tried to get Sister A to see that she needs to stop HATING people. I foresee a fight in the future because Sister A rudely bumps into Sister B. This happened today and I told Sister A later that she better quit. I've decided that this is going to get into a WAR, so tomorrow morning I'm going to my supervisor (who is over me and Sister B) to put a final stop to this. I would feel bad if something happened and I kept silent. Sisters, we need to LOVE each other and stop with the hatred, gossip, backbiting and jealousy. I am very much aware that Sister A has also lied about me and I wasted no time in confronting her. There were others who went to my supervisor on my behalf to tell him that Sister A loudly confronted me about being too nice to everyone. She was warned by her supervisor to get her act together. I'm not trying to cause anyone to lose a job, but when I'm attacked by someone lying on me, I draw the line. If another sister wears a weave, wig, etc. that's HER business. Nothing is more disheartening to hear a sister diss another sister. We have it harder on the job than the white women who can get away with things. The attitude of black women can make the company hesitant about hiring others. In closing, LOVE your sister. I sure do!