TED Talk: The Urgency of Intersectionality

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I like learning from other people’s voice and research. Intersectionality is important on the individual scale of identity, the large scales of our workplaces, learners and guests, and the larger scale of society. Settle in with coffee or a snack for about 18 minutes of perspective. After all, Crenshaw says, “if we can’t see a problem, we can’t fix a problem.”

This TED talk introduces intersectionality--a social application of “a whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. Everyone has multiple identities that influence our place in and view of the world. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses her research and current events to describe what happens at the intersections of multiple identities. 

Crenshaw, K. (2016). The urgency of intersectionality. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/kimberle_crenshaw_the_urgency_of_intersectionality?language=en