Race and Dyslexia

In 1989, Dr. Kimberlé  Crenshaw coined terminology to explain the compounding impact of race and gender on African American women - Intersectionality.

"Intersectionality is a lens through which you can see where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and intersects. It’s not simply that there’s a race problem here, a gender problem here, and a class or LBGTQ problem there. Many times that framework erases what happens to people who are subject to all of these things." - Dr. Kimberlé  Crenshaw, June 2017

We borrow this term to highlight the intersectionality of Dyslexia and race.

Race

Dyslexia

School to Prison Pipeline

Racial bias
Learning
Differences
Lowered literacy performance
Decreased school engagement 
 
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