Black Queers in Everyday Life
30 Tulane J. Law & Sex 129 (2021).
7 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2021
Date Written: May 1, 2021
I am using my Black queer identity as a starting point to consider the weaknesses I see in everyday conceptions of intersectionality. Do those who have been educated in the principles of intersectionality and who mean well apply them in online and personal conversations? Recent experiences have shown me that there is a disconnect, wherein even those individuals who know better will double-down on reified, essentialist notions of blackness that exclude the concerns of Black women, queer individuals, and other Black intersectional identities. Zero-sum perspectives are valued over coalitional appeals.
Keywords: intersectionality, sexuality, gender, race and gender
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