Know Her Name: The Erasure of Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw (PREVIEW)


In the past, I’ve written about how the erasure of the struggles of people of color—particularly their leadership in social justice movements—retroactively impact our perceptions of historical events and the works of fiction on which they are based. I’ve also written about how this impacts ongoing real-world politics, particularly within the feminist movement. One of the most glaring omissions I’ve seen is the erasure of Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, the legal scholar and critical race theorist who developed the theory of “intersectionality” as we understand it today. 

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