Conceptualizing Black Women's Employment Experiences

@article{Scarborough1989ConceptualizingBW,
  title={Conceptualizing Black Women's Employment Experiences},
  author={C. Cayce Scarborough},
  journal={Yale Law Journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={98},
  pages={1457}
}
Black women2 in America3 have always been workers-as slaves, farmers, domestics, skilled and unskilled laborers, and even, in small numbers, as professionals. Their ability to find and retain jobs has usually been essential to the survival of their families." Despite their history of industriousness, Black women have found it impossible to escape racism and sexism in the job market. The very laws designed to eliminate employment discrimination have actually placed new obstacles in front of… Expand
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