Intersectionality of our work:
Intersectionality becomes very evident when addressing issues of racial justice. The issue of race is an aspect of many of our other issue action teams and those issues we’ve not yet been able to address.
- Racism is inherent in our current attitude and immigration practices and policies. Whether it by in our asylum policies, immigration raids, cause of our sanctuary movements, incarceration and detention practices and deportation policies.
- Racism is inherent in our criminal justice system when examining bail and bond practices, rates of incarceration, inequity in sentencing, police brutality and shootings.
- Racism is at the core of our policies attempting to ignore or circumvent federal and State Indian policies and abrogation of Treaty Rights and the systemic destruction of indigenous cultures.
- Racism is pervasive in our economic structure whether we’re dealing with hiring practices, wage distribution and access to education and health care.
- Racism disproportionately impacts those communities who suffer most in those violations of environmental protections and the onset of climate change.
To deal with any of these issues, we must acknowledge and address the pervasive influence of racism.