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Civil Rights and Discrimination

Fordham Law School

Racial disparity

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Sexual Harassment And Racial Disparity: The Mutual Construction Of Gender And Race , Tanya Kateri Hernandez Jan 2000

Sexual Harassment And Racial Disparity: The Mutual Construction Of Gender And Race , Tanya Kateri Hernandez

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For a number of years, commentators have proffered anecdotal evidence to suggest that women of color figure prominently as sexual harassment plaintiffs. Until recently, a systematic statistical analysis of women's experiences of sexual harassment by race was largely unavailable. For the first time, this Article comprehensively analyzes Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sexual harassment charge statistics, by looking at data from the last seven years along with Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw electronic reports of sexual harassment complaints for the last twenty years. What immediately becomes apparent in this statistical analysis of sexual harassment charges in the United States is the ...