Fox guest: Intersectionality means "the more kind of minority points that you have ... the more privileged you are"
Allie Beth Stuckey: "If you're a woman and a woman of color, you've got two points; so, that's Kamala Harris. If you're a woman, a woman of color, and also gay, then you have three points."
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From the February 21 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:
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STUART VARNEY (CO-HOST): I want to talk to you about Bernie Sanders. As you know, he's declared for the presidency. 24 hours -- within the first 24 hours, he'd gained $6 million from very small contributions. Does this mean millennials are still feeling the Bern?
ALLIE STUCKEY (BLAZETV HOST): Well, I think so. If we look at the past election, more millennials voted for Bernie Sanders than voted for Trump or Clinton combined. And so, while I thought at first, OK, he is kind of a has-been. He might've been the original democratic socialist that brought the party over to the left, but now you've got more, quote,"intersectional" candidates basically holding the same positions as him. But, you've got women, you've got people of color. And so maybe they have more points than he does. But look, in 24 hours, $6 million, that's more than any other presidential candidate out there. And so, it looks like his popularity is still there, is still surging and I do think millennials are probably feeling the Bern.
VARNEY: You just used an expression which is kind of new. I'm not sure I understand it: "intersectional." Can you explain that one to us?
STUCKEY: Yes. Well, if you don't understand it, it's just because you're a logically thinking person, so you shouldn't feel too badly about yourself. But it's this idea that the more kind of minority points that you have -- so, based on your sexuality, based on your religion, based on the color of your skin and your gender -- then the more privileged you are, the more credible you are, the more likely you are on the Democratic side to be voted for. So, if you're a woman and a woman of color, you've got two points; so, that's Kamala Harris. If you're a woman, a woman of color, and also gay, then you have three points. The worst thing you can be in the world of intersectionality is a straight, white male, unless, of course, you're Bernie Sanders.
VARNEY: I know you've missed something out. A straight ,white male who happens to be an Episcopalian. That's about as bad as it gets.
STUCKEY: Oh that's the worst.