The Intersectional Vulnerabilities that the Twin Pandemics Lay Bare

Edited by Daniel HoSang and Kimberlé Crenshaw

Haymarket Books (October 26, 2021)

Trade paper • ISBN-13: 9781642594515 • US $15.95 • 5.5 in x 8.5 in • 192 pgs.


Coronavirus did not create the stark social, financial, and political inequalities that define life for so many people, but it has made them more strikingly visible than any moment in recent history.

This brilliant collection of the most important insights from the Under The Blacklight livestream event series and Intersectionality Matters podcast, hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw and the African American Policy Forum, examines the intersectional dimensions of capitalism, patriarchy, racism, and nationalism that have converged in the pandemic and its aftermath.

These essential thinkers shine a light on the stories and counter- stories that help us understand the past, illuminate the present, and shape the future. They also examine the historic moment of the #BlackLivesMatter rebellion, and un-pack the central role that ideological whiteness continues to play in the US re-sponse to both Covid- 19 and police violence.

The book features contributions from Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Ibram X. Kendi, Arundhati Roy, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Naomi Klein, V, formerly Eve Ensler, Eddie Glaude Jr., Ai-j en Poo, Dorothy Roberts, Alicia Garza, Marc Lamont Hill, Bree Newsome, Robin D. G. Kelley, Eduardo Bonilla- Silva, and Laura Flanders, among others.


“Kimberlé Crenshaw is … a national treasure.”

Kerry Washington


Daniel HoSang is an associate professor of ethnicity, race, and migration and American studies at Yale University. He is the author of Racial Propositions, which was awarded the James A Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians

Kimberlé Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in the areas of civil rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism, and the law. Her work has been foundational in two fields of study that have come to be known by terms that she coined: critical race theory and intersectionality. She cofounded and serves as the executive director of the African American Policy Forum.


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