Ask A Genius 201 – White Supremacy and Feminism

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Ask A Genius 201 – White Supremacy and Feminism

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

June 17, 2017

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Rick Rosner: I have been supportive of feminism for about 40 years. But to talk about his as a cis white male talking about feminism now…

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: …you’re Rick Rosner talking about feminism. Your own individual identity.

Rosner: Yea, but it is like a cis white guy talking about Black Lives Matter, it is a ticket to getting in trouble, to misstep.

Jacobsen: It is only a ticket to trouble if you’re thinking in terms of groups, but you live in America where the emphasis in on the individual.  So, I am thinking of you as Rick Rosner.

Rosner: I am going to get caught with my pants down, I think. I  live in LA. I have a wife and daughter and even if I didn’t. First, we can talk about majority movements. That is, movements that endorse a majority versus movements that promote minorities.

Specifically, white supremacy, most white people are not active white supremacists, and recently, somebody pointed out, it is not that white supremacists are necessarily claiming to be better than the non-whites.

What they want is the privilege, that they are supporting their right to privilege in the society. White supremacy isn’t a statement of superiority necessarily. It is saying that we want power as white people, which a) is gross and b) kind of reflects the reality that most supremacists are trashy people.

A lot of white supremacists are people who, even though they have the privilege that often goes with being in the majority, haven’t been able to make a good go of it with that privilege. They are trying to claim even more privilege, say.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner


Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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