Word of the Day 4.10.15: INTERSECTIONALITY.

INTERSECTIONALITY
in·ter·sec·tion·al·i·ty
ˌintərsekSHəˈnalədē/
noun
  1. the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.

    “Though I am Black, I am also queer. Though I am male, I am also lower middle class. My experiences as a Black male are shaded by the intersectionality of my sexuality and class, and the ways that the systems of race and gender affect me will be different because of it.”

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