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Toward a new vision: race, class and gender as categories of. Oppression is full of such contradictions every group chooses the oppression that is most fundamental to them and then downplays all other oppressions. There are no people that are pure victims or oppressors. Every person has a piece of an oppressor within them therefore. Thesis: there is a need for a new way of thought and action. We must reconceptualize race, class and gender as categories of analysis. And we must get passed the barriers we have built by these categories. (2 ways she deals with this ) #1: reconceptualizing race, class and gender as categories of analysis. Dichotomous thinking it"s either/or thinking and it ranks one side as dominant and the other as subordinate. Dichotomous thinking is referred to as additive analyses of oppression. In different cultures, there will be more focus on oppression of race, class or gender.

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