Attention must be paid to how different forms of oppression intersect and shape one another. Various axes and identities often interact simultaneously. For example, LGBT people of color face discrimination because of both their sexuality and gender identity and their racial and ethnic identity. As a result, their experiences with these intersecting forms of discrimination color their perceptions of the campus climate in a way that is significantly different from their white peers' perceptions.
While we have separated our diversity reports by necessity, we include information about intersectionality in each, and we urge any local who plans to undertake this work to approach the work holistically.
Below are links to the latest reports available from other organizations regarding diversity in higher education.
- Sue Rankin, Genevieve Weber,Warren Blumenfeld and Somjen Frazer, "2010 State of Higher Education for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People," Campus Pride (2010)
- Andresse St. Rose and Catherine Hill, "Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success," American Association of University Women (2013)