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.