Post #30: Intersectionality

Intersectionality Metaphor

I wanted to share an article from the Washington Post today. It deals with intersectionality and explains the history and the context of the term. If you haven’t heard it before I encourage you to read.

As an example, we often hear that women in America make around $0.79 to every dollar a man makes, but the gap for women of color is even more staggering:

wagegapbrokenupbyrace-011

This is just an example to highlight how discrimination in this country is affected by the intersectionality of identity factors. Please read Christine Emba’s article for more information:

Christine Emba: Intersectionality

*New readers may wonder why I’m sharing these posts and why they’re numbered. Here’s a link to my post I’m Giving Up HATE, PREJUDICE and INDIFFERENCE for Lent.

And here are my latest 5 posts in the series:
Post #25: We can disagree without attacking . . .
Post #26: A Letter on ‘What It’s Like to Have a Sibling with Autism’
Post #27: When no gender fits: A quest to be just a person
Post #28: DeRay McKesson: Tackling Racism in the Black Lives Matter Movement
Post #29: Never assume that you’re magically free of prejudice . . .

*Please remember to leave the sites I post clean. We are here to learn, not debate. Even if you disagree, we need to learn that just because we have an opinion, doesn’t mean we need to share it all the time.*

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