Conversations about privilege can quickly go wrong, angry, and defensive. Here are a few things to consider before jumping into the conversation around privilege.
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Do you know about the negative impact that traditional schools can have on children? There are other options – here are some great alternatives that work for this author’s family.
We still live in a society where straight people have more rights, power, and freedom. Here’s how straight privilege comes into play.
Failing to acknowledge Western privilege creates some huge problems. This list of examples will show you how to recognize the impact of Western privilege.
Able people live in a society that accommodates their needs and often forget the privilege that this entitles them. Here are 19 examples of ability privilege to look out for!
Ageism against the elderly is still very prevalent and normalized. For those of us who are young, we often fail to realize the advantages we have being younger than age 65 (sometimes even younger). I hope this list of privileges makes us more aware of the stigma we place on the elderly and how we can be more mindful of how we treat the aging generation.
If you’ve been a “normal” (read: thin) size your whole life, you may never have thought of the benefits of being thin. Here are 22 to get you started.
Latinx identity in the US is complex. But it’s clear that white supremacy has an influence – and here are some of the ways that might benefit you if you’re perceived as white.
Does colorism affect your life? These statistics on privileges for light-skinned Latinxs in the US show how our culture really values whiteness – and that can really make a difference in our lives.
How do we know male privilege is real? These everyday examples of gender inequality are a start. By naming these, we can start working to free ourselves and others from the impact.
Native languages, “urban” accents, vocal fry – have you noticed how people who don’t use Standard American English get mistreated? This discrimination comes up in ways you might not even think about.
I have been reflecting a lot lately on how I can be a better ally. And as we wade our way into 2015, I suppose now is as good a time as any to consider some ways that any person who wishes to act accountably as an ally can do better in 2015. So here’s my list of 30 ways that those of us who strive to act in solidarity and allyship (most notably inclusive of myself) can be better allies.
“#2: You won’t be denied housing on the basis of being an immigrant.” US citizens often have a hard time understanding this form of privilege. Here’s why we really need to start getting it.
“How do I have ‘cisgender’ privilege? I’m just normal. How is that a privilege?” This common attitude is how privilege can exist without being questioned. So here’s a list of privilege for people who aren’t trans so we can work together to help our society become more inclusive.
Privilege checklists are a great introduction – but they fail to go deeper than a “first look” at privilege, and that can sometimes get in the way. Here’s why we have to acknowledge how disability intersects other identities.
White privilege doesn’t show up the same way for everyone – so you may balk at the idea that all white people have privilege. By complicating three common examples, this author helps you understand how privilege and marginalization can intersect.
This author was raised as a Christian, and here’s how she’s learned Christianity is normalized in the US – while everyone else has to deal with the awful consequences.
If you have the ongoing ability to walk, you probably haven’t noticed all these ways wheelchair users are marginalized. Here’s how this form of ability privilege shows up – and why it’s important to think about.
We heard from so many of you after this author’s last list exposed examples you’d never noticed before. That was only the beginning.
You’ve heard some of the stories – but police targeting of people of color is more common than you may think. Here’s the outrageous truth of what’s really going on.