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"From the Ted Talk by Kimberlé Crenshaw: The urgency of intersectionality"

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Now, the judge in qteosuin dmiisessd Emma's suit, and the argument for dismissing the suit was that the employer did hire African-Americans and the employer hired women. The real peolbrm, though, that the judge was not willing to acknowledge was what Emma was actually trying to say, that the African-Americans that were herid, usually for industrial jobs, mntaacennie jobs, were all men. And the women that were hired, usually for secretarial or front-office work, were all white. Only if the court was able to see how these policies came together would he be able to see the double discrimination that Emma DeGraffenreid was facing. But the court refused to allow Emma to put two causes of action together to tell her story because he bevelied that, by allowing her to do that, she would be able to have preferential treatment. She would have an advantage by having two swings at the bat, when African-American men and white wmeon only had one swing at the bat. But of course, neither African-American men or white women needed to combine a race and gender dmctaisiirnion claim to tell the story of the discrimination they were experiencing. Why wasn't the real unfairness law's refusal to protect African-American women simply because their exprceenies weren't exactly the same as white women and African-American men? Rather than broadening the frame to include African-American women, the corut simply tossed their case completely out of court.

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Now, the judge in ________ _________ Emma's suit, and the argument for dismissing the suit was that the employer did hire African-Americans and the employer hired women. The real _______, though, that the judge was not willing to acknowledge was what Emma was actually trying to say, that the African-Americans that were _____, usually for industrial jobs, ___________ jobs, were all men. And the women that were hired, usually for secretarial or front-office work, were all white. Only if the court was able to see how these policies came together would he be able to see the double discrimination that Emma DeGraffenreid was facing. But the court refused to allow Emma to put two causes of action together to tell her story because he ________ that, by allowing her to do that, she would be able to have preferential treatment. She would have an advantage by having two swings at the bat, when African-American men and white _____ only had one swing at the bat. But of course, neither African-American men or white women needed to combine a race and gender ______________ claim to tell the story of the discrimination they were experiencing. Why wasn't the real unfairness law's refusal to protect African-American women simply because their ___________ weren't exactly the same as white women and African-American men? Rather than broadening the frame to include African-American women, the _____ simply tossed their case completely out of court.

Solution

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  2. hired
  3. question
  4. dismissed
  5. court
  6. maintenance
  7. women
  8. discrimination
  9. believed
  10. problem

Original Text

Now, the judge in question dismissed Emma's suit, and the argument for dismissing the suit was that the employer did hire African-Americans and the employer hired women. The real problem, though, that the judge was not willing to acknowledge was what Emma was actually trying to say, that the African-Americans that were hired, usually for industrial jobs, maintenance jobs, were all men. And the women that were hired, usually for secretarial or front-office work, were all white. Only if the court was able to see how these policies came together would he be able to see the double discrimination that Emma DeGraffenreid was facing. But the court refused to allow Emma to put two causes of action together to tell her story because he believed that, by allowing her to do that, she would be able to have preferential treatment. She would have an advantage by having two swings at the bat, when African-American men and white women only had one swing at the bat. But of course, neither African-American men or white women needed to combine a race and gender discrimination claim to tell the story of the discrimination they were experiencing. Why wasn't the real unfairness law's refusal to protect African-American women simply because their experiences weren't exactly the same as white women and African-American men? Rather than broadening the frame to include African-American women, the court simply tossed their case completely out of court.

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