Issues

Structural Racism

Structural Racism is the concept that explains how structural inequalities premised on race are created and maintained over time. Much of AAPF's structural racism work aims to offer better articulations of the historical and cultural origins of structural racism in the Untied States in addition to identifying key ways to combat structural racism.  Learn More.

Intersectionality

Intersectionality is a concept that enables us to recognize the fact that perceived group membership can make people vulnerable to various forms of bias, yet because we are simultaneously members of many groups, our complex identities can shape the specific way we each experience that bias.  Much of AAPF's intersectional work focusses on the unique vulnerabilities that women of color experience in the United States.  Learn More.

Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action policies and programs are a kind of institutional response to structural inequalities. They work by opening up pathways to opportunity by taking a particular characteristic—such as race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability—into account in decisions regarding admission into a college or university or hiring decisions.  Much of AAPF's affirmative action work aims to frame affirmative action as a inequity correcting - rather than preference giving - structural intervention.  Learn More.