intersectionality - HLST 1011 07 October 2019 Timothy R(2019 What is Intersectionality All of who I am Roberta Timothy’s article “What is

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HLST 1011 07 October 2019 Timothy, R. (2019). What is Intersectionality? All of who I am. Roberta Timothy’s article “ What is Intersectionality? All of who I am. ” is a piece that focuses on intersectionality and the four main concepts needed to properly understand it. Timothy mentions that in order for one to fully comprehend the idea of the term, it is essential for them to learn about the factors of identity, oppression, violence, and resistances that occurred along with it. She begins by explaining the meaning of factors of identity. Self-identifying is an important step for individuals, groups, and communities to take in order for them to choose how they explain and share details about themselves. The author includes that it is important to specify whether or not you have power and privilege over others. She then provides an example of how white men have a greater privilege as opposed to Black men yet Black men still have
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Unformatted text preview: privilege over Black women. The second concept Timothy speaks about is oppression. The term is defined and the importance of understanding it is explained. The author claims it is necessary to understand because this creates room for analysis of intersectionality. The third concept is violence. Roberta defines the term and expresses the importance of educating yourself on past and present human experiences of violence. She provides an example by mentioning the violence that takes place between the police and Black communities. The last concept the author defines is resistance. Timothy then briefly touches on the origins of intersectionality. She concludes by bringing up the fact that Black and Indigenous women suffer the most in society due to shared histories of colonialism, industrialization, enslavement, etc......
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