Race and Class Consciousness
This chapter studies the “race and class consciousness” frames that challenge the dominant racial ideology of colorblindness. Colorblindness frames articulate different forms of marginalization in a hierarchical manner rather than as mutually constitutive processes. Race and class consciousness frames, on the other hand, take experiential and political intersectionality seriously. They reflect a consciousness about the multiplicative nature of identity and, by extension, the multiplicative and interlocking qualities of these systems. These frames also transform intersectionality from a theoretical approach to a practical organizing and political strategy. Race and class consciousness frames are used most often by women of color activists. They are the foundation of a challenge to colorblind racism.
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