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Privilege allows a person an opportunity or advantage that is not universal for everyone. There are many different types of privilege, including white privilege, male privilege, heterosexual privilege, able-bodied privilege, socioeconomic privilege, cisgender privilege. Often times people with privilege do not recognize that they are benefiting from it. Examples of privilege are: not experiencing microaggressions, knowing that you are not seen as a threat to others, being able to go into a store without being watched, having your gender listed on a form, and many more. When people are able to recognize their own privileges, they are better able to see the social inequalities that are affecting others every day.


White Privilege - Example of what it is.


Privilege - Understanding the basics.


White Privilege - What it is and what it isn’t, and what it does.


Recognizing Privilege - The many categories of privilege that we often take for granted.


Peggy McIntosh’s 1988: “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”.


Black Lives Matter - Clarifying the idea that it is a movement for everyone.

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