Kimberlé Crenshaw

Kimberlé Crenshaw, pioneer of intersectionality

“Intersectionality is 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. Many times that framework erases what happens to people who are subject to all of these things” –Kimberlé Crenshaw on Intersectionality, More Than Two Decades Later

Kimberlé Crenshaw is a pioneer in coining the term, “intersectionality” and is a prominent figurehead in promoting critical race theory in conjunction with intersectional feminism.

Kimberlé Crenshaw is a full-time professor at Columbia’s Law School and helped to co-author with Andrea Ritchie, “Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women, which documented and drew attention to the killing of Black women and girls by police. Crenshaw and AAPF subsequently launched the #SayHerName campaign to call attention to police violence against Black women and girls.”

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