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Step 4: What is privilege?

"Privilege" is the advantage certain groups have in society based on how closely they conform to what society considers the “norm.” For each group with privilege there are other groups that are disadvantaged or even oppressed. Recognizing one's level of privileges allows one to use that privilege to help those who are at a disadvantage.

"White Privilege” refers specifically to the advantage that white people have in society. The concept of white privilege is not to encourage white people to feel guilty about being white, but to encourage people with white privilege to make sure those who do not have the same privilege are treated in a way that is just and fair.

Privilege (video below) - Explores the invisible system of racism and white privilege which exists in the United States.

 

"Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"

"I can chose blemish cover or bandages in "flesh" color and have them more or less match my skin..." plus 49 other situations the privileged can count on. Read more

Knapsack

 

The Right Hand of Privilege

The Right Hand of Privilege poses the question: "Do we live in a right-handed or left-handed world?"

Straight Privilege

Daily examples of straight privilege

 

 

Date Last Updated: 05/29/2019 9:27 am