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Ben Shapiro: What Is Intersectionality?

Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro hosts the latest video from Prager University: ‘What Is Intersectionality?’ Shapiro discusses the Left’s political fad in full detail and breaks down what it is, who is behind it, and what it means for everyone involved.

“You probably think your opinions matter. You probably think you’re an individual with unique experiences, thoughts and ambitions. Well, I hate to break it to you, but according to current leftist orthodoxy, you’re wrong. You see, your opinion only matters relative to your identity… and where that identity ranks on the hierarchy of intersectionality,” Shapiro says in the video.

“If you’re now thinking, ‘What the hell are you talking about?’ you haven’t spent much time on a modern college campus,” he says.

“Intersectionality is a form of identity politics in which the value of your opinion depends on how many victim groups you belong to. At the bottom of the totem pole is the person everybody loves to hate: the straight, white male. And who’s at the top? Well, it’s very hard to say, because new groups claim victim status all the time. No one can keep track.”

Shapiro gives insight into the bizarre logic that the Left uses to justify this mode of thinking.

“A black gay and a Hispanic gay may not belong to the same victim group racially, but they do belong to the same victim group on the basis of their sexuality,” he says. “By focusing on the places where various victim identities intersect, intersectionality creates a united ‘us’ versus ‘them’ paradigm: righteous victims rising up together to fight the oppressor, those dreaded straight, white men.”

He also explains the origin of the term ‘intersectionality’ and debunks the reasoning behind it.

You can watch the video below:

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