The urgency of intersectionality

KIMBERLÉ CRENSHAW

 

Kimberlé begins her talk with an exercise that shamefully I would have failed. She uses the exercise to prove that there is a problem with intersectionality – the overlap of racism and sexism, in our society. Until recently this form of double discrimination had no name, so she coined the term to begin a dialogue about the bias. When there is no name for a problem, you can’t see a problem, and if we can’t see a problem, then we can’t fix a problem.

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