Material Type:
Community College / Lower Division
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
  • Intersectionality
  • Oss0212
  • Sociology
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
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    Education Standards

    Explain intersectionality and how it impacts life chances


    OER Text material

    Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World Chapter 11 Section 3, Gender Inequality

    The final section discusses the “triple burden” and includes data on the intersection of gender and race on workplace inequality. Intersectionality is not used in this textbook. This is a major deficit.

    Theories of Race and Ethnicity

    A brief definition of intersection theory. 

    Supplementary Material (Videos and Reading)

    TedTalk: The Urgency of Intersectionality (Video)

    Great ted talk on intersectionality.  Kimberle Crenshaw uses a great example of police violence against African American women.

    Khan Academy Intersectionalisty (Video)

    This video provides a brief overview of intersectionality. The term is defined and briefly explained.

    Contexts “Young women of color and shifting sexual identities”

    Interesting article on gender and sexuality. Recent data on sexuality trends by gender are presented.

    Contexts “Where intersectionality is a strategy”

    Brief article summarizing research on men’s involvement in anti -violence work and the importance of intersectionality.


    How does race affect the gender wage gap?

    This article by the American Association of University Women provides great data on the race and the gender wage gap. The data is fairly current and updated regularly.