As women of color from working class origins enter middle-class occupations, they may face repercussions and sanctions for how they express their identity, according to Glenda Flores, an associate professor of Chicano/Latino studies at the University of California, Irvine. In some fields, like law, Chicana women describe wardrobes that consist of "conservative high heels," pantsuits or skirts in "blue, red, and black," "natural make-up" and "pearl or small gold earrings," according to the paper "They Are Testing You All the Time" by Gladys García-López and Denise A . Segura.

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