Why Sexism Should Top the Civil Rights Agenda
Simmons, Judy Dothard, The New Crisis
One score and nine years ago, my supervisor at AT&T told me I was getting a raise. An Irish-American from Boston, a high school graduate who had worked his way into management through the ranks, he saw no need to hide his gender and ethnic biases.
"We're paying you man's money now," he said of the $12,000 per annum I was soon to be paid, "so we expect some loyalty" I didn't know what he meant by that, but I did understand what he said next and thought it was stupid. "I'd rather be giving the money to a black man," confided this immigrant spawn of the colony that kicked off the American Revolution. "At least he has a family to support."
"Who do you think pays my …
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Publication information: Article title: Why Sexism Should Top the Civil Rights Agenda. Contributors: Simmons, Judy Dothard - Author. Magazine title: The New Crisis. Volume: 107. Issue: 2 Publication date: March/April 2000. Page number: 14+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.