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Too qualified


To the editor:

Chantel Adams, a senior marketing executive with an MBA, had to switch jobs six times in 10 years to get promotions and raises ("Why is there still a gender pay gap in 2024?" March 15, The Chief). She's been told that because she is so articulate and sharp, she intimidates people.

These seem to be qualities that are not held against white men. But this is a problem for a Black woman?

Adams worries that with corporate diversity initiatives being subjected to lawsuits, her future path could be even harder. Government affirmative action programs that help qualified Blacks and women could be struck down by the Supreme Court. But I won't hold my breath waiting for the private-sector affirmative action programs that give white men an edge over more qualified Blacks and women to be struck down.

Richard Warren


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