On Race, Religion, and Human Complexity

Many of us—perhaps you too—have experienced the complexity of identity in more or less direct ways. When we use big clumpy identity categories like “Black” or “white” to make statements about social status and conditions, we elide a lot of distinctions that have concrete meaning in actual lives: class, gender, orientation, (dis)ability, location, and many other factors affect the way we experience privilege or prejudice, advantage or injury. People often bat around identity categories as if they had fixed meanings, and those very common ways of deploying them then have unintended consequences in the way we treat each other.

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by Arlene Moldboard

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