Analysis of My Personal Identity

1331 Words Jan 28th, 2018 5 Pages
It is essential that we understand our own and others identities in order to better understand our social relationships and our interactions with one another.
Specifically, I am talking about a theory of intersectionality. Intersectionality helps us understand the discrete forms and expressions of oppression and the ways that gendered subjects are created, and shaped by, one another. These numerous systems of oppression and discrimination propose how various biological, social and cultural categories such as race, class, gender, (dis) ability, and sexual orientation coexist on multiple, and often simultaneous levels, contributing to systematic social inequality. In situating myself, I am an East Indian woman born into a first generation immigrant family. My ethnic background is Punjabi; specifically, I am a Sikh. I am less privileged because I am a woman and I am raced. I am more privileged because I live in an economically developed part of the world, I have almost completed a post-secondary education, I am able, and I was born into an upper middle class family.
As an East Indian woman from an upper middle class family, I am able to speak in fluent English that allows access to certain opportunities that others do not have.…
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