Intersectionality 101


For Black History Month, the Civic Engagement committee released infographics covering the definition and origins of the word “intersectionality.”

Intersectionality – many have heard it, but how many of us truly understand what it means? How does it impact our community and those tangent to us? The concept of intersectionality has done a lot for analyzing and advocating for the experiences of black women. Beyond that, it has grown and evolved to dissect and analyze the experiences of all marginalized groups that experience multiple forms of inequality at once. Let’s dive into what intersectionality means and learn more about the woman who coined the term.


“What is Intersectionality? A Brief History of the Theory”
Time Magazine – Arica L. Coleman

“Kimberlé Crenshaw: What is Intersectionality?”
National Association of Independent Schools

Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies by Miliann Kang, Donovan Lessard, and Laura Heston…/cha…/intersectionality/

Merriam Webster

“Kimberlé Crenshaw on Intersectionality, More than Two Decades Later”
Columbia Law School…/kimberle-crenshaw-intersecti…

“Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique and Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics”
University of Chicago Legal Forum – Kimberle Crenshaw…

“Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color”
The Public Nature of Private Violence.- Kimberle Crenshaw…/mapping-margins.pdf

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February 20, 2020