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Based on the word “intersection”, the word intersectionlaity signifies that each human belongs to more than one category and that the intersection between the categories can be more important than the individual categories – that the whole is more than the sum of the parts. Therefore, analysis that depends on one single categorization of people marginalize those who are already marginalized in more than one way. For example, black women will be marginalized not only in an analysis of sexism and gender oppression (which assumes that women are white), but also in an analysis of racism and racial oppression (which assumes that black people are men).