ERIC Number: ED319315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Double Jeopardy--The Precarious Status of Women of Color: Issues of Race/Ethnicity and Gender at the Storrs Campus. The Status of Women at the University of Connecticut.
Sanders, Kimberly Wallace; And Others
By means of graphs and charts, this booklet examines the numbers of women of color at the University of Connecticut-Storrs campus, including employees, graduate students, and undergraduates. Data are presented for total employees, percentage of total employees who are women of color, and women's position category (executive/managerial, faculty, non-teaching professionals, technical/paraprofessional, secretarial/clerical, maintainer/service, quality craft workers, and students). To augment the numerical information, excerpts from interviews with 15 women of color who are employed at the University have been added. Issues which emerged in the interviews include visibility, ambiguous discrimination, university and personal support, perceptions of affirmative action, reaction of supervisors, perception of upward mobility, and direct experiences of racism or tokenism. Includes seven references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Educational Discrimination, Employed Women, Employment Level, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Bias, Ethnic Discrimination, Females, Higher Education, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Social Status, Socioeconomic Status, State Universities, Women Administrators, Women Faculty
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Women's Center.