The term Intersectionality first appeared in a groundbreaking essay by Kimberle' Crenshaw in 1989, which drew attention to the fact that discrimination often affects people in multiple ways simultaneously. A person may experience discrimination based upon their race as well as a physical or mental disability, and if institutions are not prepared to recognize and address this complexity, then protections and support services might be incomplete, or invalidated for many individuals.
Pew Research Center: Who Shares Your Views on Race
Who Shares Your Views on Race?
Answer 11 sample questions from a Survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and see how your views on race and race relations in the United States stack up against the rest of the country:
RACE—The Power of an Illusion was first broadcast and released back in 2003. The three-part documentary series asks a question so basic it’s rarely raised: What is this thing called ‘race’? What we discovered was that many of our conventional assumptions about race—for instance, that the world's peoples can be divided biologically along racial lines—are wrong. Yet the costs of racism are very real, and can even have biological consequences.
WGBH in partnership with PBS created this animated series on Race in America. Building on more than 30 years of scholarship on the creation and evolution of racial categories and identity in the United States, we explore the combination of ideologies, laws, policies, scientific theories, and even “racial performances” that created what we now understand as “white” and “non-white.”