An excellent explanation of what privilege is. Many people don’t understand. This breaks it down nicely.
For those who cannot access this link or don’t have time to read it all (I highly recommend it), basically it boils down to this:
Any person of any identity can be an asshole to any person of any other identity. But that doesn’t make it oppression. It doesn’t even make it racism or sexism or heterosexim or any other -ism. There is a profound danger in watering down our discussion of identity by removing any mention of societal power, oppression, and privilege. Doing so ensures that the conversation remains about interpersonal slights rather than about the larger systems of oppression that are the true problem. [Emphasis not mine]
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