Intersectionality is Key to Understanding Diversity and Inclusion Kimberle Crenshaw, TED talk speaker on The Urgency of Intersectionality, defines intersectionality as “a lens through which you can see where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and intersects. It's not simply that there's a race problem here, a gender problem here, and a class or LBGTQ problem there.” Intersectionality is experiencing more than one dimension of diversity simultaneously.  It is often a term used to describe the experiences of women of color having both experiences of race and gender, yet it also can be used to describe those of other minority groups - LGBTQ+, disabilities, socioeconomic status, etc.  There are many dimensions of diversity. Oftentimes, we want to simplify diversity and inclusion to race and gender.  It is more than mere optics.  Further complicating this, is that race and gender...

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