Intersectionality Study Guide Questions 1. Intersectionality is the interconnected nature of social categories such as race, class, and gender, and how they overlap to reflect systems of privilege and oppression for an individual or group. According to Hill Collins and Blige, intersectionality is a way of understanding the complexity of the world, and that which exists within humans and their experiences. 2. Intersectionality serves as an analytical tool in which we observe the social structures and institutions that exist in order to work towards social justice. It is through the insights we gain from intersectionality, that we are provided with a strategic roadmap for how we can eliminate injustice and social inequality. Knowing that systems such as sexism, racism, and classism not only exist, but are tied together means that we have to address them all simultaneously. Intersectionality requires us to analyze the complex interconnections among patterns of discrimination in an attempt to highlight how inequalities are experienced.
- Fall '13
- Sociology, Hill Collins