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Multiple discrimination

Multiple discrimination occurs when persons belong to several disadvantaged groups simultaneously and find themselves in situations of discrimination on more than one ground.
(Directive on Discrimination, Sexualised Violence and Bullying)

What is intersectionality?

Intersectionality is the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect, especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups. Kimberlé Crenshaw introduced the theory of intersectionality, the idea that when it comes to thinking about how inequalities persist, categories like gender, race, and class are best understood as overlapping and mutually constitutive rather than isolated and distinct. (Crenshaw, Kimberle: "Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics," University of Chicago Legal Forum: Vol. 1989: Iss. 1, Article 8.)

The following links give an overview of the topic of intersectionality.

The urgency of intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw, TED

Experiences of multiple discrimination at the UoC

The #unboxingdiscrimination campaign collects and shares experiences and observations of multiple discrimination at the UoC. If you too would like to share something, please click here.