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Wais 1Samantha Wais Professor McCabeGSWS 11012 October 2016Critical Analysis of “Racializing the Glass Escalator”1.In Adia Harvey Wingfield’s, “Racializing the Glass Escalator: Reconsidering Men’s Experi-ences with Women’s Work”(February 2009), Wingfield argues (with the example of Blacknurses) that “the glass escalator is a racialized as well as a gendered concept that does notoffer Black men the same privileges as their white men counterparts” (Wingfield, 360). Inother words, the jobs that are predominantly fulfilled by women are sometimes upheld bymen. In certain situations, there are certain factors that allow men to gain hierarchy overwomen even though their positions fall under a female profession. The difference here is thatthe glass elevator effect is negated by the fact that both racism and gender disallow Blackmen to ride on the glass elevator; thus, racism and gender are considered glass barriers. 2.Wingfield analyzes the experiences of various different men that have specializations infields ranging from oncology, to dialysis, to bedside assistance, etc. All of these professionsare considered female professions because of the nurture, care, and empathy one must have.Wingfield interviewed the seventeen men, asking them why they went into their field, whatobstacles they face, and she ended with the stereotypes that they see in the work-place. What