For this intro paragraph you do not need to worry about introducing all of your texts - you're using too many sources, it'll make your paragraph too long! Instead, introduce the main concept, intersectionality, and wait to introduce each source/novel when you actually bring up that source.
Intro Paragraph Example using Thesis Example #3:
Racism and sexism are two types of prejudice that have been brought to light as issues in America. Both of these prejudices are deeply seeded in American history, and steps are being made every day to fight against both racism and sexism. However, at times these battles have been criticized for excluding specific groups by lumping people from each group all together as one type of person. This is where the concept of intersectionality comes in. Intersectionality addresses the fact that people belong to various identity groups at the same time; for instance, race AND gender. In fights against racism, the struggles between men and women of color are going to have different issues. In fights against sexism, feminist groups are sometimes criticized for not addressing the issues that women of color specifically have to overcome. Grouping white women with women of color does not address the nuanced issues that intersection of identities suffer through. Although conversations have started around various types of prejudice, the concept of intersectionality also needs to be brought up because issues between race and gender are different, and worse, than the issues of discrimination against a race or gender individually.
Intro Paragraph Example using Thesis Example #4:
The legal system was originally designed to support and defend the US Constitution, which states that “all men are created equal.” Unfortunately, the outcome has been a little different. Despite the constitution stating “all men,” those with different racial background, genders, or religious beliefs have been discriminated in a variety of ways. Discrimination can happen on a personal level, in education, in the workplace, or through the legal system. Most of the time when these prejudices are discussed, they are only discussed one at a time: racism or sexism or Islamophobia. However, each individual cannot just be put into one box of race or gender or religion. The biggest issue in regards to prejudice in America is how the intersectionality of these social identities is ignored. These issues are predominantly seen through the legal system, where wrongful arrests and shootings target minorities. However, depending on the various minority groups a person belongs to, they will experience different types of prejudice and may even have a higher chance of being discriminated against by America’s legal system.