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Gender News Articles: Intersectionality

Sep 15 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Intersectionality, Technology, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
Today’s media are replete with statistics documenting the global economic crisis and the precipitous decline of the middle class. While these numbers reflect key indicators—financial markets, housing prices, unemployment, job creation and the cost of living—they often ignore their emotional and...
Mar 13 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, Intersectionality, Work and Organizations
“Stand up if you are the first person in your family to graduate from college!”  The year is 2034, as imagined in sociologist Marianne Cooper’s visionary essay for The Shriver Report. A fictional young woman named Antonia rises to her feet. In the audience, Antonia’s six-year-old son is cheering. 
Feb 13 2014 | Posted In: Activism, Art and Literature, Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, History, Intersectionality
Alice Walker is standing on a small boat, called "The Audacity of Love." The vessel is part of Freedom Flotilla II, an international group of boats protesting Israel’s 2011 blockage of Gaza. Despite the dangers of the conflict zone, this is not the first time Walker has travelled to Gaza to promote...
Jan 6 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Activism, Diversity and Inclusion, History, Intersectionality
When many people think of the Black Panther Party today, the image that comes to mind is male-centered and violent: a powerful man wearing the Panther’s signature black beret, with gun prominently in hand. This image has been seared into the collective conscious and appears on thousands of posters...
Mar 16 2012 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion, Intersectionality
What are you?  For many people, this question elicits a variety of responses: student, sister, brother, dancer, mother, sports enthusiast.  For ethnically ambiguous people, however, the question usually refers to what race they are — or whether they identify as mixed race.  Implicit in such a...

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