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Tag: Racism

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Women on the Frontlines

Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law & Founding Director, Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy at the University of California, Irvine

This Article takes aim at the troubling and persistent dis-empowerment and invisibility of women generally, and particularly marginalized women of color even one hundred years after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. It observes how the persistence of sexism, toxically combined with racism, impedes full political, economic, and social personhood of women and girls in…

Aug 2021

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The Thirteenth Amendment: Modern Slavery, Capitalism, and Mass Incarceration

Michele Goodwin, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Thirteenth Amendment (1865) Introduction On August 31, 2017, The New York Times published a provocative news article, “The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California’s…

May 2019

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