Recently I’ve been observing some really interesting discussion online in regards to intersectionality. African American women have been pointing out that in many ways, intersectionality is still frequently misunderstood and misused, in particular by white women. White feminism has a history of excluding and marginalizing women of color, and it’s vital to raise the voices of women of color whenever possible.
Kimberlé Crenshaw originally developed the concept of intersectionality, and in this keynote address she gives some important context and details on the term.
This is a bit longer than the videos I usually post, but it’s important information.
**Content warning – towards the end of the video, Crenshaw describes cases of police violence against black women. She goes into specifics starting at 22:50. Please be aware if this may be triggering for you.