Intersectionality

It’s a term that I didn’t fully grasp until relatively recently. Kimberlé Crenshaw explains it and its consequences powerfully in this TED talk. The talk was given in 2016.

Since then, the #SayHerName report on ‘Resisting Police Brutality against Black Women’ has been updated. Breonna Taylor’s name is on the updated report and still her killers have not been charged as I write this.

A profoundly disturbing aspect of Breonna’s killing – her name, along with many others, wasn’t widely known until the murder of a black man, George Floyd. To be black AND be a woman is to suffer double injustice – that’s one example of intersectionality.

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