“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.”
– Angela Y. Davis
Intersectionality is a framework that helps us understand how people’s multiple identities (race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.) can simultaneously advantage and disadvantage individuals depending on their position in society. Historically, Black women have been the most impacted, experiencing multiple oppressions based on their race and gender. Those experiences provide them with a unique understanding of how to envision a world that works for everybody. Therefore, it is crucial that Black women are front and center in our anti-racist work.
Until Black women are free, none of us are free. As individuals and as a collective, we must prioritize and practice anti-racism. Being antiracist results from a conscious decision to dismantle aspects of white supremacy, white-dominant culture, and unequal institutions and society.
The tools on this hub are not exhaustive, but are meant to serve as a starting point to challenge personal notions of race and culture in our ongoing work to eradicate systems of racism, misogyny and white supremacy, including within the gender equity movement.