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Social Locations – Complex, overlapping, intersecting realities

Equity Framework > Social Locations > Complex, overlapping, intersecting realities

Inequities are experienced by people’s multiple and overlapping identities and social locations, which together can produce a unique and distinct experience. We might identify with more than one group. Legal scholar and critical race theorist Kimberle Crenshaw is credited with originating the term intersectionality. Intersections of identities can affect experiences and outcomes – people’s lived realities are shaped by many different facotors, making them multi-dimensional and complex.

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