What Nobody Who Says Talking About Race ‘Divides’ Us Seems to Understand

How do you feel when people don’t acknowledge your identities?

Some call it “divisive” to talk about our differences – but when you’re thinking intersectionally, you’ll realize that recognizing our different identities is not the problem.

Here’s a perspective that will show you exactly why. Jamia Wilson, Executive Director of Women, Action, and the Media (WAM!), speaks about what intersectionality means to her in terms of race, gender, disability, and more.

This is a powerful episode of #RaceAnd, a video series that’s directed by Kat Lazo and explores the ways that race compounds and intersects with other issues faced by women of color.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

 

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Race Forward advances racial justice through research, media and practice. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systematic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.
Whether its through her activism or writing, Jamia Wilson leads through an intersectional lens because she believes that “There’s a problem when we’re not actually understanding that the liberation of all people makes us all free.” To learn more about Jamia visit www.jamiawilson.com and follow her at @jamiaw. To learn more about WAM! visit hwww.womenactionmedia.org