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Lions Roar : September 2016
©LEONARDOPATRIZI/ISTOCK Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of differ- ence but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world. —BELL HOOKS, Killing Rage: Ending Racism IT HAS LONG BEEN BELIEVED that you can only truly orga- nize people around issues that matter to them, but collective liberation asks something greater of us. It requires transcendent movements. Transcendent movements require people to organize around issues beyond what they perceive they are affected by. How to do that? People have to experience their interdependence. To recog- nize that any limit in your ability to love limits my ability to love. One has to penetrate the truth of interdependence such that I am moved to a place in which I am not doing something for you, but it is actually about me, which is tied to you because there is, in an absolute sense, no separation. This being, that becomes; from the arising of this, that arises; this not being, that does not become; from the ceasing of this, that ceases. —THE BUDDHA HOT OFF THE PRESS We have arrived in the era of what I call embodied inter- sectionality. Originally coined in 1989 by attorney and critical theorist Kimberlé Crenshaw, the term “intersectionality” sought to give language to the ways in which Black women were often marginalized because they didn’t fit in solely one category or another, and, given that different forms of discrimination can interact and overlap, sisters were often erased from advocacy by white feminists and male antiracists. It has since come into common usage in progressive and liberation movements to express the interconnectedness of various forms of oppression. More than a political concept, embodied intersectionality is the lived reality of an increasing number of people crossing boundaries of race, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national citizenry, ethnic origin, etc., and the cultures formed by those identities and locations. It is a tangible, modern-day expression of oneness. The long-standing ways of tribalism and hyper-individu- alism are both fading from the mainstream, while at the same time inciting reactivity in the form of greater political division. This is evidenced by the deeper and seemingly more vicious rabid divide between the left and right, conservatives and pro- gressives, Democrats and Republicans, and in fragmentation within those groups, as well. So how to get there from here? No Separation Human solidarity can’t be rooted in our common cultural heritage, argues coauthor REV. ANGEL KYODO WILLIAMS in this excerpt from the new book Radical Dharma. Real collective liberation begins when we appreciate our differences. LION’S ROAR | SEPTEMBER 2016 73