I had the pleasure of teaching Introductory Sociology through the UCLA Academic Advancement Program (AAP). In line with the social and racial justice mission of the AAP, I provided entering undergraduate students in this course with a survey of social institutions (family, education, neighborhood) through an intersectional lens linking race, class, gender, sexuality, and citizenship. Students evaluated classical sociological theory by reading about studies of job loss and unemployment, census racial reclassification, and Islamophobia. In drafting a series of essays, students considered how the processes we studied differently impacted people at the intersection of various social identities and power structures. They also came to situate their own biographies against broader social forces.