It is imperative to understand that while positive interactions with diversity can create positive outcomes, recent research demonstrates how negative interactions with diversity can cause harmful effects (Denson & Bowman, 2013). Therefore it is prudent to create quality interactions among diverse students in order for them to reap the benefits of these interactions (Denson & Bowman, 2013). The need for quality interaction is one way in which student affairs professionals can encourage growth in handling different backgrounds of people. Providing students with different experiences than what they are accustomed to opens the students up to positive interactions with their peers (Denson & Bowman, 2013). It is necessary to encourage every student to participate in experiences related to diversity; students
In the memoir “Two or Three Things I Know for Sure”, Dorothy Allison recites stories from her life that ultimately depict the oppression and liberation seen in gender, sexuality, and social class. Intersectionality is a theme that can be seen throughout the book. Intersectionality is the overlapping of characteristics (such as sex, gender, race, class, and sexuality) that forms a person’s identity. Although people may have similar traits and characteristics, they are distinct from person to person. They can depict different features about different people throughout society.
An example of intersectionality was my experience with the connection of my race and gender when they’re merged. One issue I frequently struggle with is the normalization of standard racial profiling, in any event, I am associated in. One event of this occurred when my sister and I went to the store to buy makeup. She enjoyed purchasing new makeup every month and decided to tag me along with her. During that time, I was not very experienced with makeup and decided to browse the store for a dark liquid lipstick that complimented my skin tone.
The topics intersectionality and gender discrimination are words many people do not know of in full knowledge in this class it became understandable that it 's everywhere. This two words have strong meaning because intersectionality is only having one gender and one race working for a certain job not having diversity. As for gender discrimination it is based on the gender and one gender having more privileges which is usually men. My interviewee Ria was knowledgeable in this because she went to school and right away she felt a connection to this topics. At her job Dennys she is a server and at the Jasmine Adult Day Center she is the social workers assistant they both receive many people
According to dictionary.com, the word intersectionality is defined as, "the theory that the overlap of various social identities, as race, gender, sexuality, and class contributes to the specific type of systemic oppression and discrimination experienced by an individual. Expanding on this topic quite extensively is Make Your Home Among Strangers, which follows the story of Lizet, the daughter of a family of Cuban immigrants whose life at home falls out from under her feet just before she sets off to her freshman year of college. Lizet's form of intersectionality comes from being Cuban, having a lower-class family, an underachieving high school, and her family's disapproval of her deciding to even go to college, let along college in New York. Lizet's struggle to find friends and deal with her changing home life seems to be an issue every college student can relate to at some point during their freshman year whether or not they face intersectionality.
To want change, it requires a vivid mindset. To envision that life is occupied with a multitude of differences. To understand that things may not go the way you would like it to. To comprehend that everything you do and live by contributes to the life you live. Which includes your race, class, gender, sexuality and even religion. All of these aspects mentioned, shapes an individual, and in a way pathes their future. In this research paper, there will be a exploration on identity, diversity, stereotypes, discrimination, difference, and oppression that everyone in some lifetime will face . The evaluation will help get a effective comprehension of cultural identity and intersectionality.
I’ve never taken into consideration how all of my experiences growing up has really formed the person that I am today. I’ve never really taken the time to think about my story of intersectionality until I took this class. I never realized how my inner, outer, experiential, relational, and developing identities have really constructed the person that I have become today. Many of my identities have influenced and changed my life especially my identities in social class, race and ethnicity, religion, citizenship and immigration status, first language I learned, my gender, and my gender expressions.
I believe the most important lessons that I could learn from this activity and that anyone could learn from this activity is that our mindset on racism can affect an entire race of people. For a good portion of my life I always just assumed, well if you’re in a minority you just have to accept the fact that life is harder, I never thought that something could be done to equalize the playing field. Although, Jane Elliott simply brings awareness to the problem of racism I believe a major aspect that she is fighting for is that we do in fact balance the manner in which we view and deal with people of different races.
Intersectionality is the study of intersections between different disenfranchised groups or groups of minorities. The theory of intersectionality stems from various socially and culturally constructed categorical groups, who are discriminated against based on their race, class, gender or other social inequalities. Historically, these groups have interacted on multiple levels and are simultaneously oppressed, stigmatized, marginalized through many means, such as indentured servitude, mass incarceration, collateral consequences, etc. Additionally, the issues racism and sexism are intertwined on many levels, and cannot be abolished individually. Therefore, in order to eliminate these different types of oppressions, the system (body of government, society) should be made more
As many women struggled to retain their values and traditions, there were existing male dominated conceptions of race and white dominated conceptions of gender. Kimberle Crenshaw describes the concept of intersectionality where race and gender interact in various ways to shape multiple dimensions experiences for different groups
I will try to explain intersectionality. First of all you need to know what intersectionality is. Intersectionality is a theoretical framework which explains violence or discrimination against humans. Now I will give you an example and then try to connect it to intersectionality. I will use an example of spider web to explain this theory. This example will give you some idea about intersectionality. Think about a spider web. A Point in the centre and all threads connected to each other. If we remove one thread from the spider web, it will fall apart. Now consider yourself. You have some identities and these identities are connected just like spider web and we cannot remove any identity from you. If we remove any identity from you, then
I attended the Gender, Labor and Politics event provided by the Black Studies Project at UC San Diego. During this event, I was able to hear about the research done by three black women in which they examined the intersectionality of black women in America during different time periods. There were three speakers but I found that the research done by Sarah Haley brought forth the most relevant and interesting information.
More specifically, how intersecting identities, that previous studies have neglected due to a lack of focus on intersectionalism, affect the way in which African Americans girls experience education and how their educational environment responds to them.