Intersectionality comes from an understanding that identities, privilege, and oppression are intimately connected and cannot be segmented from each other.
An intersectional mass movement would explicitly look for change through a kaleidoscopic lens and would itself be composed of many different identities.
There are many pieces to this movement and below are some important ones to consider for this 21st century intersectional movement.
“Recent research has documented that black girls are punished at school at rates that are even more disproportionate than those experienced by black boys. For example, they are suspended six times more often than white girls. Morris calls this “a story untold,” and she sets out to tell it in her new book, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.”
Read on here: The Untold Stories Of Black Girls : NPR Ed : NPR
From last year, but still a powerful and relevant point. Read on: This Is Why We Still Don’t Need #WhiteGirlsRock
“White women: let’s not go all “Je Suis Patricia Arquette” on this shit. Let’s listen to people who know better than we do about what it’s like to be a non-white or non-straight or a non-white non-straight person who is asked, from one of the world’s most prominent media platforms, to “fight” for someone who already has so, so much more.”
This is from last year, but still relevant today. Thought I’d post it since there are some Community Day 2016 sessions focusing on intersectionality and intersectional feminism.