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Cite this dataset

Jules, Bergis (2017). #BlackWomenAtWork [Dataset]. Dryad.


The hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork began trending following Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's sexist and racist comment about California Congresswoman's Maxine Water's hair on March 28th, 2017and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's remarks to journalist April Ryan during press briefing on the same day. The hashtag began trending after Brittany Packnett used it in this set of tweets where she asked black women to tweet about their experiences:


These tweet ids were collected on four separate occasions using the DocNow prototype twitter collection tool. You can find it here at

bwaw1 (10,000 tweets), bwaw2 (41,256 tweets), bwaw3 (92,756 tweets) were collected on March 28th, the day the hashtag began trending. bwaw4 (140,000 tweets) was collected on March 29th.

Usage notes

To recreate the original tweets from these tweet ids, download the DocNow Hydrator application found here and run the ids through it.