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  1. Intersectionality

    Intersectionality is the study of intersections between different disenfranchised groups or groups of minorities; specifically, the study of the interactions of multiple systems of oppression or discrimination. This feminist sociological theory was first highlighted by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. Intersectionality is a methodology of studying "the relationships among multiple dimensions and modalities of social relationships and subject formations". The theory suggests that—and seeks to examine how—various biological, social and cultural categories such as gender, race, class, ability, sexual orientation, speciesism, and other axes of identity interact on multiple and often simultaneous levels, contributing to systematic injustice and social inequality. Intersectionality holds that the classical conceptualizations of oppression within society, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and belief-based bigotry including nationalism and speciesism, do not act independently of one another; instead, these forms of oppression interrelate, creating a system of oppression that reflects the "intersection" of multiple forms of discrimination.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intersectionality in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intersectionality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Quentin James:

    The new populism in this country is one around racial inclusion and racial authenticity. Some of the White candidates still struggle with the racial analysis, that was a major problem with the Sanders campaign. We could be with you on a lot of different issues -- health care, education, the economy -- but if you don't understand race and understand the racial analysis that's needed, and intersectionality, then you're probably not going to be successful.

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1 Comment

  • Sitan Diakite
    It is really an interestind term that fits more to the context of black women's oppression and also for many other women round the world
    LikeReplyReport3 years ago


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