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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Boyd Student Skylar Young Co-authors U.S. News & World Report Article

Skylar Young is a 2L at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On Jan. 28, an article she co-authored alongside Jamie Chandler, was published by the U.S. News & World Report. The article is titled African-American Women Hit Hardest By Income Inequality.

"As much as many in the right wing cry reverse racism to the point of delusion, institutionalized racism limits the economic opportunities available to African-American women," the article reads. "It's certainly rare for them to make it in corporate America. Granted, Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox, and Rosalind Brewer, the president and CEO of Sam's Club, made it to the top, but black businesswomen as a whole are held back by negative racial stereotypes and bias. They make up only 1 percent of U.S. corporate officers, despite affirmative action and diversity programs, and many are leaving for other careers because their career growth is bleak."