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Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution
Participant Serena Mayeri

Serena Mayeri, author of Reasoning From Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution, uncovers the history of an often misunderstood connection at the heart of American antidiscrimination law. Her scholarship details how a tumultuous political and legal climate transformed the links between race and sex equality, civil rights and feminism. Battles over employment discrimination, school segregation, reproductive freedom, affirmative action, and constitutional change reveal the promise and peril of reasoning from race—and offer a vivid picture of Pauli Murray, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and others who defined feminists' agenda. Mayeri showcases previously hidden struggles that continue to shape the scope and meaning of equality under the law.