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.
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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.
“You’re the real racist for talking about race!” You’ve probably come across some of these reactions denying white privilege – if you haven’t had them yourself.
Do you know about all the ways students who are children of color, girls, and/or gender nonconforming are disadvantaged in our K-12 schools? Everyone needs to read this to understand how early privilege affects our lives.
How do you react to “they” pronouns? If these responses are like yours, here’s why it’s time to reflect on your privilege.
Can you spot examples of Christian privilege? Christians get benefits that other people don’t have – and during the December holidays, these examples have a big impact.
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.
There’s more than one way to be queer – but you wouldn’t know it from the comments this author gets about her relationship. Have you made any of the assumptions she debunks in this article?
Lots of people – including this author – have gotten angry when they’re told to check their privilege. But a lot of people also believe in these myths. Does this article change how you feel about this?
You’ve got to check out all the ways the media’s lying to you – and what studies say about how they’re influencing you and your community more than you think.
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.
Christianity is seen as the default in many places – and you might not have even noticed all the ways that shows up in your life.
Who’d want to face their privilege if it meant pretending their struggles didn’t exist? Luckily, you don’t have to do that. Here’s a sweet story that shows how we can understand privilege without dismissing the hard things we’ve all been through. The super talented Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey and Kat Blaque break it down like nobody else.
If you have thin privilege, and you want to fight fatphobia, what can you do? Here are some clear, practical, and powerful tips that can help.
With US American society as it is – where things are expected to be open and available for any amount of poking and scrutiny – being an introvert isn’t exactly easy. This culture has been built for extroverts, often leaving introverts behind and feeling less-than. Check out this article to see how extroverts benefit from their social privileges on a regular basis.
By awarding more value to transgender people who “pass” as their gender, we send the message that something’s wrong with being trans. That message is wrong. Here’s Laverne Cox challenging it with the recognition that being trans is beautiful. Take in her uplifting message to combat the harm of passing privilege. We should be free to proudly pass as ourselves.
If you’re coming to terms with your privilege, you’re probably feeling uncomfortable. And that’s okay (really!). Now you have a choice: avoid the discomfort by rejecting the truth, or roll with it and take action. Here’s some action to start with: Read through these thoughts you might have in this ongoing process. Trust us. It’s worth the discomfort.
Being a first-generation college student is hard. You don’t have the same access or resources as your peers, AND you might find yourself feeling disconnected from your family or place of origin. This article provides some great ideas that will not only help make the process feel easier and more safe, they will also help hold you accountable to your new privilege.