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Intersectionality of Identities

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Michelle Ramirez

on 14 February 2017

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Intersectionality of Identities
How Privilege and Disadvantage Play a Role in Your Life
How Are Intersectionality and Privilege Related?
On a piece of paper, determine what you identify as for the following categories:

1. Race 8. Geographic Location
2. Ethnicity 9. Ability
3. Religion 10. Age
4. Education 11. Income
5. Occupation 12. Family Status
6. Sexuality 13. Immigration Status
7. Gender 14. Language

Then mark which of your identities give you privilege and which may place you at a disadvantage.
Activity
The promotion of an understanding of human beings as shaped by the interaction of different social locations such as the following:
These interactions occur within a context of connected systems and structures of power (e.g., laws, policies, state governments and other political and economic unions, religious institutions, media). Through such processes, interdependent forms of privilege and oppression shaped by colonialism, imperialism, racism, homophobia, ableism and patriarchy are created (Hankivsky, 2014)
Why is Intersectionality Important?
What is Privilege?
A group of
unearned
cultural, legal, social, and institutional rights extended to a group based on their social group membership. Individuals with privilege are considered to be the
normative group
, leaving those without access to this privilege invisible, unnatural, deviant, or just plain wrong. Most of the time, these privileges are
automatic
and most individuals in the privileged group are
unaware
of them. Some people who can “pass” as members of the privileged group might have access to some levels of privilege (J. Beal 2009)
Discussion Questions
1. What did you learn about yourselves and others? 2. How do your identities, privileges & potential disadvantages impact your daily lives?
3. Any other takeaways?
References
1. Hankivsky, O. (2014) "Intersectionality 101." Institute for Intersectionality, Research and Policy.
2. Beal, J. (2009). "Social Justice Terminology." Suffolk University, Boston.
3. BuzzfeedYellow. "What is Privilege." Online Video.
Youtube
. 4 July, 2015. 22 July, 2016.
4. Teaching Tolerance. "Intersectionality 101." Online Video. Youtube. 18 May, 2016. 22 July, 2016.
By: Michelle Ramirez
What is Intersectionality?
[Ask teens what they think intersectionality is before explaining]
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