Editor's Note - Below is Part Three of a three-part series regarding Title VII and how to handle a case involving one of the acts described in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. I strongly recommend it to you. If you missed the first part, click here. If you missed Part Two, click here. I hope you find this material helpful in your practice. Jim Schwartz
Performance-Based Discrimination for Black Women
For black women, race and gender are both points of discrimination. At times, they exist separately, but most often they combine and create a synergistic form of discrimination.1 These characteristics cannot be severed to give precedence to one over the other.2 For black women, race and sex are inextricably linked, and both are predominant in her perception of self.