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  •  Sandra Day O'Connor could not get a job (3+ / 0-)
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    slinkerwink, arlene, jerseyjo

    as a lawyer in those days. In the mid 60s, Brooksley Born could not get a clerkship even tho' she graduated first in her class and was the law review editor.

    I looked at the stats for women PhDs in political science at the time, and virtually none had college level teaching jobs, exactly reflecting the professors in my department. Only if you were "foreign", i.e., from Eastern Europe, as the one woman professor was.

    Students of color were all from other countries, until 1960, when the first two Black women undergrads were admitted as a pair, from a high school that had already undergone integration. There were a few Asians, East and South, in our class, but precious few.

    Long ago and far away, in every way...  

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