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.



School to Prison Pipeline

Racial bias
Lowered literacy performance
Decreased school engagement