Do you understand this sentence?
“The problem with intersectionality arises when it ceases to be an insight and becomes an ideology.”
If not, and you have anything to do with any part of higher education, or for that matter, professional America, I highly encourage you to take some time very soon to read Joe Carter’s excellent, concise article, What Christians Should Know About Intersectionality.
Although the concept has been around for almost three decades, many Christians have never heard of intersectionality or are unaware of the way it has morphed into a competing worldview.
After explaining the origins of the term and the ideology, he gives a quick explanation of its basic ideas, and notes that, while it offers some helpful insights into the struggles different people face within our cultural structures,
The problem with intersectionality arises when it ceases to be an insight and becomes an ideology. As with many useful concepts, intersectionality can be used to promote the flourishing of the human community or can be used to create new forms of systematic sin. And over the past decade, the concept has frequently…been used as a tool for building division not only between the “oppressors” …and the oppressed, … but separation between groups deemed to be victims.
If you want to understand what’s really happening on College campuses today, and what is driving so much of the tension in our culture at large, in short, if you want to be able to talk to the people who are fired up about things, and not just the people who are checking out, read the whole thing.