I love how rich people will say, "It was the first time in my life that politics ever affected me personally." Honey, politics wer affecting you the whole time. Politics created and maintained your entire oblivious, privileged life. They just never affected you *negatively*. ~ @sannewman
(4 of 10) So You Want to Talk about Critical Race Theory
CRT identifies that the power structures in this country are based on white privilege and white supremacy, whcih perpetuates the marginalization of people of color. There are five major components or tenets of CRT: 1. The notion that racism is ordinary and not aberrational 2. Tbe idea of an interest convergence 3. The social construction of race 4. The idea of storytelling and ounter-storytelling 5. The notion that whites have actually been recipients of civil rights legislation...
"If you've never had a Supreme Court case decide if you have the same rights as others, you have privilege." ~ @georgehtakei, commenting on the decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, which extended Title VII’s protections from workplace discrimination “because of … sex” to apply to LGBTQ employees.
So You Want to Talk about White Fragility
Defensive Reactions "White privilege is not real...because I grew up poor, so I am not privileged...because I have had to work hard for what I have." Instead of taking the time to learn about white privilege, the knee-jerk reaction is to deny that it exists at all. White people take the term "white privilege" as a personal attack instead of attempting to use their white privilege in a positive way. Source: Robin Diangelo / @soyouwanttotalkabout
Wall Street Government
Charles Wright Mills [click on this image to find a brief excerpt from the award winning documentary Inside Job, which explores the 2008 global financial collapse. Use it to explore C. Wright Mills theory of a power elite]
What is Asexuality?
"I have the privilege of being totally unaware of my own privilege" [click on this image to find Tucker Carlson's interview with David Jay, who is an activist in the asexual community. Note that Carlson asks Jay "How did you determine you were an asexual?" and one wonders if Carlson is aware of the privilege he has in being able to take his own sexuality for granted as natural. It's not likely that Carlson has ever had to contemplate how he determined he was a heterosexual]