Incorporating intersectionality into psychology: An opportunity to promote social justice and equity.

  title={Incorporating intersectionality into psychology: An opportunity to promote social justice and equity.},
  author={Lisa Rosenthal},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={71 6},
Intersectionality is receiving increasing attention in many fields, including psychology. This theory or framework has its roots in the work of Black feminist scholar-activists, and it focuses on interlocking systems of oppression and the need to work toward structural-level changes to promote social justice and equity. Thus, the current interest in intersectionality in psychology presents an opportunity to draw psychologists' attention more to structural-level issues and to make social justice… CONTINUE READING

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