The World Is Connected, From The Individualism And Globalization

776 Words May 19th, 2016 4 Pages
Everything in the world is connected, from the individualism and globalization to race, class, gender, etc. Intersectionality is the interconnected nature of social categorization such as class, race, immigration status, and other characteristics. A theory in which a group or individuals face multiple threats of discrimination or disadvantage when their identities overlap. More specific, intersectionality describes the hierarchical nature of power and how belonging to multiple characteristics can cross but cannot be described separately. Everyone is affected by this phenomena of intersectionality.
Syrian migration movements due to people seeking refuge in the Mediterranean countries have gained unprecedented momentum since the outbreak of the civil war in March 2011. According to the Syrian Refugee webpage, an estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes. They flee to neighboring countries or within Syrian itself. Most common countries they have fled are Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. However, less than 150,000 have fled to European countries and the US to declare asylum (Syrian Refugees, 2014).
Although many countries understand the situation in which Syrian is in, refugees are not welcomed. This is mostly because of who they are, where they came from and their immigration status. The intersectionality between race, ethnicity and immigration status come hand in hand in this situation. Due to the growing threat of ISIS, many fear that the people entering the…

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