“But you’re a woman – and you’re a Latina! You’re not privileged.” Kat Lazo’s inviting fellow Latinxs to understand how privilege shows up in your life.
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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.
Some people of color are perceived to be white – but does that mean they benefit from white privilege? It’s complicated, but Marina Watanabe’s got this answer covered.
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.
Have you ever heard a first-person account of schizophrenia? Get away from the media’s inaccurate portrayals with these tips on understanding schizophrenics, instead of mistreating them.
We need to talk about colorism in the Black community. Our experiences of race and racism vary by our skin tones, and lighter skin, associated with whiteness, can give us privilege among our own folks. Here are examples of how society dehumanizes deeper shades and complicates our relationships. Read on to learn why we must address colorism to move forward and heal.
Show the nay-sayers this succinct comic explaining what white privilege is — and what it isn’t.
There are many aspects of my identity that afford me privilege. I used to feel as if this meant I was a bad person, and I was trapped in shame. In time I came to realize that if privilege guilt prevents me from acting against oppression, then it is simply another tool of oppression. I had to find a way to move out of guilt if I wanted to make a difference.
Can you relate more to this author or her partner? If your partner has a marginalized identity you don’t share, these questions may help you be supportive.
Get some help understanding class privilege by going back to Greek mythology – these well-known myths shed some light on our own class structures.
Cis guys, your privilege can show up in all aspects of society – and yep, that includes the bathroom. So here’s how you can be a better ally to the folks you share a bathroom with.
Is polyamory a relationship option that’s unavailable to most black people? Here’s how this author has faced stigma as both a polyamorous person and a black woman.
How are Asian immigrants who are seen as “foreign” treated differently than Asian Americans? Some of these answers are pretty subtle, but they definitely have an impact.
“#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.
Is a “positive attitude” really all it takes to travel? Some people think so – but this travel blogger’s calling out the privileges that nobody seems to mention.
Are you being oppressed if people say you need to “eat a cheeseburger” because you’re thin? Yes – but it’s more complicated than saying thin privilege doesn’t exist.
“We’re not saying it’s okay to be skinny-shamed.” Do you have objections to the concept of thin privilege? You might be misinterpreting the message, so here’s some clarity on what thin privilege is really about.
“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.