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5 Women Who Changed How We Think About Race | The New York Times

Amisha Padnani , The New York Times Pager, a Harvard sociologist who died on Nov. 2, demonstrated the tenacious power of race in hiring decisions. We looked back through our obituary archives and found five other women, some recently deceased, whose thinking had an impact on our understanding of race. 1862–1931 Ida B. Wells Ms. Wells was a slave-turned-journalist who took on racism in the Deep South decades before the civil rights movement with powerful articles on the lynchings of black men. Drawing in readers with fiery language, she also pioneered investigative reporting techniques that remain central methods of modern […]

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#HerToo: The Story of the DC Woman Who Helped Make Sexual Harassment Illegal | Washingtonian Four decades before #MeToo, Sandra Bundy fought back against the lewd supervisors at her DC job—and won. Her case established sexual-harassment protections for women everywhere.

Four decades before #MeToo, Sandra Bundy fought back against the lewd supervisors at her DC job—and won. Her case established sexual-harassment protections for women everywhere.

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