How Religion is Part of Intersectionality – This Sikh Social Justice Educator Says It All

What does intersectionality mean to you?

It’s a term that refers to the connections between our various identities and the different forms of oppression that we deal with.

And because we each have a unique set of identities, intersectionality has a unique meaning to each of us – so we can learn a lot from each other by finding out what being intersectional means to each of us.

So here’s a short video from #RaceAnd that shines light on a perspective we don’t get to hear from nearly enough. Social justice educator and musician Sonny Singh shares what navigating the world is like for him as a South Asian, turban-wearing, Sikh man – who also holds some positions of privilege.

If you don’t already know how racial profiling and religion relate to one another and to intersectionality, here’s your chance to learn – and if this already sounds familiar, then here’s a reminder that you’re not alone.

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The Editors at Everyday Feminism

 

 

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Sonny Singh gives us insight on how he navigates the world as a South Asian turban wearing Sikh man but also sheds light on how his privileged identities as a cishet abled bodied middle class man can be utilized to stand in solidarity with others. Learn more about Sonny’s work as a social justice educator here, listen to his band Red Baraat, and make sure to follow him at @brooklynsingh.

#RaceAnd is a video series produced by Kat Lazo exploring the ways that race compounds and intersects with all the other issues faced by people of color. Each video features a different artist, activist, or thinker, sharing their lived experience of how race intertwines with their other identities, and how that mix impacts their lives both personally and systemically. Learn more by visiting our website.