Sex v. Race, Again

20 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2010

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Tracy A. Thomas

University of Akron School of Law

Date Written: June 1, 2008


The struggle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to make history as either the first woman or first African-American president resurrects the unfortunate historic battle between sex and race. The current debate presents striking parallels to the battle for voting rights after the Civil War when infighting between abolitionists over race and sex created deep separatism that pitted allies against each other and diluted their political strength. The potential fallout from this false dichotomy today threatens political credibility and social justice and demands a rethinking of the alleged opposition.

Keywords: women and law, history, feminism

JEL Classification: K1

Suggested Citation

Thomas, Tracy A., Sex v. Race, Again (June 1, 2008). Comments, Washington University - St. Louis, 2008. Available at SSRN:

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