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Is Everyone Really Equal? Book Discussion Series

Ozlem Sensoy & Robin DiAngelo's Is Everyone Really Equal - Fall 2018 Library DEI Committee Book Discussion

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Kimberlé Crenshaw: TED Talk on Intersectionality

Essential Reading!
Kimberlé Crenshaw on Intersectionality

Selected Articles


Chapter 9: Intersectionality & Classism - Definitions & Readings


class·ism (noun)

1: prejudice or discrimination based on class 2: the belief that people can be distinguished or characterized, esp. as inferior, on the basis of their social class; discrimination or prejudice against people belonging to a particular social class

Source:; Oxford English Dictionary
in·ter·sec·tion·al·i·ty (noun)
1. the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups.
Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Example: "For example, one is not just a woman but a white heterosexual cisgender able-bodied woman. All these identities interact in complex ways that shape how this particular woman will experience gender." (p.175)

Selected Books on Intersectionality

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