Monday, May 11, 2015

Privilege Explained

Do you have any idea how many times I've tried to explain privilege to people? There are so many great explanations on privilege, concise and long, and yet on every single news article or Facebook post about racism or sexism or what have you, you can find the same assholes saying the same shit about "I don't have privilege! I was picked on in eighth grade and my uncle was kind of mean to me!"

So here's yet another thing you can link people to that gently explains privilege while the author takes responsibility for her own various forms of privilege (includes some ableist slurs):

About Privilege by Ijeoma Oluo.

Storify is neato. Thanks to a friend of mine who knows who she is for sending this my way.

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