Privilege

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.

Resources

White Privilege - Example of what it is.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/michaelblackmon/17-harrowing-examples-of-white-privilege-9hu9#.lt4Ymgk21

 

Privilege - Understanding the basics.

http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/09/what-is-privilege/

 

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

http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/11/lessons-white-privilege-poc/

 

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

http://occupywallstreet.net/story/explaining-white-privilege-broke-white-person



 

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

https://www.deanza.edu/faculty/lewisjulie/White%20Priviledge%20Unpacking%20the%20Invisible%20Knapsack.pdf

 

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

https://www.buzzfeed.com/michaelblackmon/matt-mcgorry-has-a-few-words-for-people-who-respond-to-black?utm_term=.rvqmXMo60#.baEx2BM8P