Intersectionality, Critical Race Theory, and the Primacy of Racism

  title={Intersectionality, Critical Race Theory, and the Primacy of Racism},
  author={David Gillborn},
  journal={Qualitative Inquiry},
  pages={277 - 287}
  • D. Gillborn
  • Published 25 February 2015
  • Art
  • Qualitative Inquiry
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