This Note examines the intersection of race and gender in the context of sexual harassment jurisprudence. Since the arrival in this country of the first female African slaves, Black women have experienced sexual harassment on the job. This Note discusses the failure of sexual harassment theory to acknowledge the unique sexual harassment experience of Black women. From the very earliest discussions of sexual harassment, the impact of the race of the victim on the experience and resulting legal claim was ignored. Feminist legal theorists, leaders in issues affecting women, have been slow to acknowledge and integrate the role of race into their analyses.
Andrea L. Dennis,
Because I am Black, Because I am Woman: Remedying the Sexual Harassment Experience of Black Women
, 1996 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 555
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