- Words: 2070
- Length: 7 Pages
- Topic: Black Studies
- Paper #: 71438284
By extension, this decision was expected to pave the way for a more equitable society.
The Civil Rights Act also served other equal-rights movements, such as the women's movement. This law gave women's rights activists in the 1970s legal standing to fight for equal pay and anti-sexual harassment policies. Furthermore, feminist theorists like Patricia Hill Collins pointed out black women faced dueling prejudices regarding their gender and race (Collins 2004).