Letters and Politics

Kimberlé Crenshaw on Racism, Intersectionality, and the Death of George Floyd in the Times of Covid-19

Guest: Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum, and host of the series Under The Blacklight: The Intersectional Failures that COVID Lays BareProfessor Crenshaw is a leading authority on Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and Critical Race Theory. She is known for the development of intersectionality, the theory of how overlapping or intersecting social identities, particularly minority identities, relate to systems and structures of oppression, domination, or discrimination. Professor Crenshaw introduced the theory of intersectionality in 1989 in her essay Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics.

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