Intersectionality?

Our understanding of intersectionality/multiple discrimination

Intersectionality is often understood as an “academic” debate on peripheral issues and common sense, which have entered the German discourse through the US and other countries. Since the 1980s in the Federal Republic of Germany, efforts have been made to understand the crossings and overlaps of race, class, and gender – however not side by side but in their entanglement. The movements of black women* and women* of color have established this approach because they have always been reminded of the limitations of “one-point movements”: social categories never act alone, but always together. In order to capture the heterogeneity of our society and our multidimensional identities, GLADT uses the “intersectionality” approach in its consulting work as well as in all its other fields of activity. To get started, we recommend the following short text from our cooperation partner LesMigraS:

 

Was ist Mehrfachzugehörigkeit und Mehrfachdiskriminierung? (.pdf)