Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Blacks vs White Women in Executive Suite, Sept. 1980

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers which focuses on white women and African Americans in corporate America.

The cover story dealt with a highly controversial issue of the time: the competition between African Americans and white women for corporate positions.

With 15-year-old affirmative action policies extending opportunities to other groups and a stagnant economy at the time, the editors found that many blacks were losing ground due to their designation of “being last-hired, first-fired” and developing a tenuous relationship with white female counterparts.

Check out our cover below: