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In Race Sex and Class Black Female Tobacco Workerd in Durham NorthCarolina 1920-1940 and the Development of Female Consciousness Jonesportrays the hardships that African American men and women had to dealwith during the nineteen hundrands at Liggett Myers Tobacco CompanyWithin this article Jones takes a specific interest in the treatment andwork conditions of African American females working in the tobaccofactory Opression and racism can be seen through the combination ofharsh work enviroments low wages and employer harassment that areexpressed in the article but through these events African Americanwomen have flourished in family ties and consciousness of their morestrength as women African Americans throught history have had to deal with oppression andracism from their White Americans and still to this day theyre arefighting for equality In the article Jones looks at African Americanwomen and the problems that they have had to endure not only beingAfrican American but also women Being a woman whether you are white orblack you are inferior and when you add being black to the mix itmakes you inferier to those you feel equal to While a black woman maybeleive that she is equal to her male counterpart because they are bothblack oppression is still significant because she is a woman and sheis not equal to a white women because of the difference of the color oftheir skin This can be seen through the difference in pay for blackwomen compared to black females and white females White women workingin the making and packing departments reported a median weekly wage of1535 Wages ranged from 1410 earned as catchers to 2050 on olderpacking machines On the newest packing machines the median wage was1815 Black women working in the leaf department reported a medianweekly wage of 795 Hand stemmers earned a median wage of 650Jones 231 I find it interesting that there is such a differnecebetween the pay when it comes between the two women I do not beleivethat it is right
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