Reflections of a Black Woman Professor: Racism and Sexism in Academia

  title={Reflections of a Black Woman Professor: Racism and Sexism in Academia},
  author={Tracey Owens Patton},
  journal={Howard Journal of Communications},
  pages={185 - 200}
  • T. Patton
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • Sociology
  • Howard Journal of Communications
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