Gender Bias Learning Project

A zany brainy look at a serious subject

A project of the Center for WorkLife Law UC Hastings College of the Law

Double Jeopardy

Gender bias can differ according to the race of the woman involved. The fact that
gender bias is racialized has important implications for each of the patterns of
gender bias.

An example of how stereotypes vary by race: Assertive white women may be called
“bitches”, African-American women may be seen as “angry black women”, and Asian-Americans
as “dragon ladies.”

When Latina women are assertive, they may trigger stereotypes of the “fiery, hot-blooded


To help understand the gender bias associated with different racial/ethnic groups
and hear strategies to help combat the bias, consult with the experts below:

Biographical Sketches of Interviewed Gender Bias Experts