Let’s Talk About ‘Spite Degrees’—Black Women Are The Hardest Working Group In The US, But Is The Achievement Boom Being Fueled By Anger?

Written by on March 31, 2023

Whitnie Goins, 31, heard God tell her to sit still after facing a devastating breakup with her then-boyfriend in 2018. It wasn’t her first heartbreak, but it hit differently than the others.

“Throughout my life I’ve always run toward something else after a relationship ended,” she told me via Zoom from her beautiful high-rise LA apartment. A few months ago she lived in Chicago, where she’d been just shy of a decade. Before that, a promotion temporarily took her to Minneapolis. Prior to that, she was in Indianapolis for college . . .

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