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TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x217 Kimberlé Crenshaw / Abby Dobson: The urgency of intersectionality
TV-PG

  • 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.

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