Kimberle Crenshaw on AA and “women and people of color”


**This clip is from a debate about ending AA; her reference to the “radical agenda” is to ending it.**

I love what she does to the metaphor of an even race track.


Many of us try, at least since Bell Hooks pointed out its flaws many years ago, to avoid the phrase “women and people of color.”  Indeed, Crenshaw has been cited on this blog as showing how important it is to use less troublesome alternatives.  Nonetheless, she actually also uses the phrase in the opening of her talk here. 

I’m sure there are a number of lessons to be learned from that, one of which is that one should be careful about criticizing other people and other blogs.  Perhaps you can suggest some others.