Every person embodies multiple social locations (race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic class, religion, ethnicity, culture, ability, size, etc.). Intersectionality is the study of how society empowers or disempowers people based on the way these multiple social locations interact. Intersectional analysis grew out of the experiences and voices of women of color who faced both racist and sexist oppression, and the economic disempowerment resulting from those oppressions.
White Supremacy Culture. A list of manifestations of white superiority and their antidotes. FromDismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork, 2001. Useful tool for discussion and reflection in both white and people of color caucuses. (external link)