Intersectionality

“I have learned that oppression and the intolerance of difference come in all shapes and sexes and colors and sexualities; and that among those of us who share the goals of liberation and a workable future for our children, there can be no hierarchies of oppression,” wrote Black feminist poet Audre Lorde. Lorde’s imprint on intersectionality is unmistakable. Most importantly, Lorde offers a liberatory and intersectional framework to social justice activism.


From the perspective of law, it was civil rights attorney Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw who developed and applied the theory of intersectionality</u [...]

Intersectional Resources and Tools

Intersections of Race and Ability

Intersections of Race and Class

Intersections of Race and Gender

Intersections of Race and LGBTQIA Identities

Intersections of Race and Other Identities

Understanding Intersectionality

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“... The most general statement of our politics at the present time would be that we are actively committed to struggling against racial, sexual, heterosexual, and class oppression, and see as our particular task the development of integrated analysis and practice based upon the fact that the major systems of oppression are interlocking. The synthesis of these oppressions creates the conditions of our lives. As Black women we see Black feminism as the logical political movement to combat the manifold and simultaneous oppressions that all women of color face. ...”

~ Combahee River Collective Statement

SPOTLIGHT

The Urgency of Intersectionality – Kimberlé Crenshaw, TED

Also in this section:
  • Racial Equity

  • Structural Racism

  • System of White Supremacy and White Privilege

  • Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity

  • Systems Thinking

  • Internalized Racism

  • Racism

  • Decolonization Theory and Practice

  • Theory

GLOSSARY

Anti-Racism

Critical Race Theory

Decolonization

Indigeneity

Internalized Racism

Intersectionality

Racial Equity

Racial Identity Development Theory

Racial Justice

Settler Colonialism

Targeted Universalism

White Privilege

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