Explaining White Privilege – The Best of Everyday Feminism

Three people sit in a circle on a road at dusk, talking and laughing.

Three people sit in a circle on a road at dusk, talking and laughing.

If we lose independent feminist media, we lose crucial info on topics like white privilege.

From the Everyday Feminism archives, here’s a throwback to some of our most talked about posts on this topic. We can only create content like this because of who we are as an independent publication.

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1. What Does White Privilege Mean?

Let’s start with the basics. What does the term white privilege even mean?

For years, this comic has been one of our most shared articles, giving many people a solid understanding of what white privilege is:

White Privilege, Explained in One Simple Comic

2. Where’s the Proof of White Privilege?

Having some hard evidence of the existence of white privilege can be helpful if you’re trying to educate someone or you’re struggling to understand this concept yourself.

These posts provide plenty of proof:

8 Ways the Media Upholds White Privilege and Demonizes People of Color

20 Examples That Prove White Privilege Protects White People From the Police

10 Examples That Prove White Privilege Protects White People in Every Aspect Imaginable

3. How Does White Privilege Show Up in Everyday Life?

For some people, personal stories help illustrate social justice issues better than anything else.

These moving takes on experiences with white privilege provide some guidance on recognizing white privilege in your everyday life.

What I Told My White Friend When He Asked For My Black Opinion On White Privilege

Still Think White Privilege Isn’t Real? These 6 Lessons Will Erase All Doubt

4. What Should I Do Once I Know About My White Privilege?

Facing white privilege includes learning to recognize when it shows up. But what’s next? If you’re a white person, what can you actually do about your privilege?

These articles provide some dos and don’ts for addressing your white privilege.

More Than a Theory, More Than a Trend: Making Your White Anti-Racism a Lifestyle Commitment

10 Defensive Reactions to White Privilege That Make No Damn Sense – But Are Super Common

4 Ways White People Can Process Their Emotions Without Bringing the White Tears


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