The Daily Praxis: Make the Connection
Make the Connection (Explore) -
“If we aren’t intersectional, some of us, the most vulnerable, fall through the cracks.” - Kimberle Crenshaw
While intersectionality is about recognizing how systems of oppression perpetuate inequities, we also have to recognize the role that social identities have within the intersectional framework.
A way that we generally understand “-isms,” are power + privilege; meaning that there is a system (power) in place to advantage or disadvantage a person based on their social identities - the advantage is for those that hold the socially dominant identity (privilege) and disadvantage socially marginal identities.
Today, let’s challenge ourselves to consider how or where our privileges and/or marginal identities align with what we’ve just learn about intersectionality, in order to incorporate that understanding into our practice.