Before Jacquie began her journey as an Author and DEI and Antiracism Consultant, she had a career in higher education that she was very good at and that she enjoyed. A career that paid her a lucrative income which, as a single mother of two girls, was the only income that allowed her to not only provide for her family, but also to pay her bills. A career that spanned nearly two decades and by any measure should’ve been a successful career. But it wasn’t. Because throughout her career, she experienced racism in the workplace and not the kind you see in a lot of movies, books, and TVs shows about racism that occurred decades ago during a time when it was more overt and easily spotted, but the kind of racism that is more covert, hidden, and harder to prove.
As her career which spanned nearly two decades was derailed multiple times by multiple employers, she suffered racial trauma that, to this day, she has not fully recovered from. And when the same thing happened to others including both of her girls after they began careers of their own, she pulled herself out of corporate America, wrote a book inspired by true events and co-authored by her girls, and began selling that book from the trunk of her car for three important reasons:
1) To provide employers wanting to prevent racism in the workplace with a better way to understand & identify the covert aspects of modern-day racism you can’t easily see;
2) To provide employees who are experiencing racial discrimination with the sound strategy one woman used to fight it, survive the battle, prove it, and keep her job;
3) To put allies who have never experienced racism in the workplace but want to help into the shoes of a racial discrimination victim to see and feel the FULL impact of modern-day racism including racial trauma in a REAL way;