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Is intersectionality the new caste system? Show more Show less
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The concept of intersectionality is viewed by some as a liberating principle that allows their voice to be heard, whilst for others it creates divisions and hierarchies of victimhood. Is intersectionality the new caste system?

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Intersectionality is not the new caste system because it is liberating and breaks down societal divisions and hierarchies. It gives oppressed groups of the population a voice by increasing the understanding of society as a whole.
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Intersectionality provides a better understanding of the multidimensional impact of race, class, and gender on social status

Intersectionality is not the new caste system because it provides a better understanding of the multidimensional impact of race, class, and gender on social status. It provides a way of acknowledging that identity is multidimensional and often has more than one attribute or social category.
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Intersectionality asserts that individuals are often disadvantaged by multiple sources of oppression. It provides a way of acknowledging that identity is multidimensional and often has more than one attribute or social category. Intersectionality recognises that identity markers from one particular category do not exist independently of each other. Often each one informs the others, creating an overlap of oppression. Understanding intersectionality is essential to addressing the interconnected discrimination practices individuals may face in their daily lives.

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The concept of intersectionality may not be accessible to all as it is a confusing term for those who have not come across the term before. Unless it is defined clearly with examples it may be hard to convey true understanding of the concept.

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