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In modern conversations on race and politics, a popular buzzword has emerged to describe the impact of belonging to multiple social categories.

Known as intersectionality, the social theory has a complex history and refers to the intertwining of different identities, such as class, gender and age. It is often applied as a way to understand how individuals may experience multiple forms of prejudice simultaneously.

The theory assumes that meanings associated with one identity are insufficient to explain the experiences associated with multiple coexisting identities.

Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Christina Hymer shares her expertise on the origins of intersectionality and its impacts. Read more at The Conversation.

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