The Woman of Color’s Burden: Reflections on the 2016 Ms. JD Conference

Her voice breaking and head held high, Noorain Khan, a Muslim woman and lawyer, shared the “microagressions” she faces every day and the underlying worries that persist in the back of her mind. Would they have hired me if I still wore a hijab? How do I find the time to pray during the workday? Khan, one of the participants in the first panel, aptly titled “With our Powers Combined: Intersectionality and the Law,” of the annual Ms. JD Conference, called on the two hundred and thirty-five attendees gathered at the NYU School of Law to prevent these wrongs. Her…

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