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Multiple Identities

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Multiple Identities
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Social Location The social features  of one’s identity
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Our social location is determined  by a number of factors: Our, gender, our race, our class, our  age, our ethnicity, our nation, our  religion, our ability and our sexual  orientation
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What part of your identity do you  emphasize and why? Which parts do you underplay or not  think about at all? Which of the social dimensions or your  identity provide power? Which dimensions provide less power  or disadvantage?
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The Invisibility of Privilege Social categories are the foundation of all  structural inequalities present in our society In each category there is or has been a group  of people deemed superior, legitimate,  dominant and privileged, while others have  been relegated to being inferior, subordinate  or disadvantaged We all recognize when a door has been shut,  but don’t always recognize that it’s open
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Gender Dominant Men Subordinate Women Transgendered
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Race Dominant White Subordinate People of Color  (Hispanic, Asian- Pacific, African  American, Native  American….)
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Class Dominant Middle and Upper  class Subordinate Poor and working  class
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Sexual orientation Dominant  Heterosexual Subordinate Lesbian, gay,  bisexual
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Religion Dominant Christian Subordinate All other religions
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Physical Ability Dominant Able-bodied Subordinate Persons with  disabilities
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