wat0n wrote:It's exactly what Crenshaw's analogy says. A person with a single category of oppression (being a poor white kid) is stomping, or oppressing, a person with two categories of oppression (a black female daughter of a former POTUS). It's a stupid analogy.
No. You are assuming the positionality of the stacked people in the basement symbolizes the oppression they enact on each other. This ignores systemic racism and attributes solely to personal oppression, which is a common failing in your analyses.
Yeah, for example Malia Obama deals with more oppression than the white trailer park boys in rural Wyoming. After all, she's identified as multiple minority while the kid does not.
Obama deals with racism and sexism, the white kid does not.
The white kid deals with poverty, while Obama does not.
Obama has high levels of social capital, The kid does not.
And frankly, Obama is a bad example since she does not typify most black kids, and not even most rich black kids.
Nevermind that she's the daughter of a former POTUS or that she can attend one of the best universities of the country to likely get a cushy job or jump into politics, while the kid will be working a minimum wage job and will be lucky to jump into the lower middle class.
So we agree that it is the unique position of Obama that grants her privileges and it is not about her identity as a black woman, and therefore she is a bad example.
It's exactly what you believe in, and it's a very stupid belief for that matter. Anyone would prefer to be the Black Senator in that scenario, it's a no brainer.
You seem to be getting angry.
All I said was that you misunderstood.