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Privileges are the unearned benefits that accrue to groups based on their location in a social hierarchy. The concept dates to the 1930s when W.E.B DuBois discussed privilege as a “psychological wage.” Later, C.W. Mills explored how it is invisible to its recipients. A decade later, Theodore Allen borrowed from DuBois when he wrote about "white skin privilege." Finally, the privilege concept entered the popular lexicon in 1988, when Peggy McIntosh published "White Privilege and Male Privilege."

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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 Power To The People, Rich People, Intersectional Feminism, Patriarchy, Real Talk, True Stories, Equality, Thought Provoking, Wisdom

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

"It's a privilege to lose interest in dismantling racism"

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... Social Research, Social Work, Web Dubois, Federal Agencies, White Privilege, Sociology, Civil Rights, Storytelling, Knowledge

(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. Jokes Quotes, Me Quotes, Memes, Meaning Of Community, Supreme Court Cases, Higher Learning, Human Condition, True Stories, Meme

"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.

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 White Privilege, Political Quotes, Anti Racism, White People, Sweet Words, Adult Humor, Social Justice, Work Hard, Growing Up

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

Don't say, "I'm not responsible for what my ancestors did!" Instead, try, "I don't support what my ancestors did, and I acknowledge that I live under their legacy. Top Quotes, Life Quotes, Web Dubois, Difference Of Opinion, White Privilege, My Ancestors, Adult Humor, I Can

Don't say, "I'm not responsible for what my ancestors did!" Instead, try, "I don't support what my ancestors did, and I acknowledge that I live under their legacy." Source: @thedailypolitique

Don't say, "That was the norm back then."   Instead, try, "While that was the norm for the privileged group, it was detrimental to marginalized groups."  Source: @thedailypolitique

Don't say, "That was the norm back then." Instead, try, "While that was the norm for the privileged group, it was detrimental to marginalized groups." Source: @thedailypolitique

"To be African American is to be African without memory and American without privilege." Source: Does anyone know to whom we can attribute this quote? African American Quotes, Funny Good Morning Quotes, Democratic Socialist, Reproductive Rights, White Privilege, Real Simple, Public Relations, Oppression

"To be African American is to be African without memory and American without privilege." Source: Does anyone know to whom we can attribute this quote?

The truth about white privilege. Political Quotes, Political Cartoons, White Privilege, Protest Signs, Protest Posters, Power To The People, Anti Racism, Thats The Way, Socialism

White privilege doesn't mean your life hasn't been hard; it means that your skin color isn't one of the things making it harder.

Look for where your privilege intersects with somebody's oppression. That is the piece of the system that you have the power to help destroy. Web Dubois, White Privilege, Truth Quotes, Oppression, A Decade, Feminism, Psychology, Writing, Education

Look for where your privilege intersects with somebody's oppression. That is the piece of the system that you have the power to help destroy. ~ @IjeomaOluo

"How can I define white privilege? It's so difficult to describe an absence. And White privilege is an absence of the negative consequences of racism. Web Dubois, Democratic Socialist, Reproductive Rights, Anti Racism, Interesting Quotes, Adult Humor, 7th Birthday, Social Justice

"How can I define white privilege? It's so difficult to describe an absence. And White privilege is an absence of the negative consequences of racism." ~ Reni Eddo-Lodge

"The White Savior Industrial Complex is not about justice. It is about having a big emotional experience that validates privilege. Web Dubois, A Decade, Savior, Equality, Psychology, Industrial, Teaching, Big, Memes

"The White Savior Industrial Complex is not about justice. It is about having a big emotional experience that validates privilege." ~ Teju Cole

This quote illustrates white privilege and how people don't want to admit to this privilege due to guilt and a lack of caring for those who don't have the same privileges Political Economy, Politics, Sociology Quotes, Sociological Imagination, White Privilege, Career Quotes, Inside Job, Anti Racism, Set You Free

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]

"It goes both ways!says the thin, cis, het, white guy"

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"It goes both ways! ...says the thin, cis, het, white guy" [follow this link to find a video and analysis that explore privilege and how those wield it are often blissfully unaware]

[Victim Blaming/Rape Culture] Feministing Chat: Individualism, violence, and victim blaming

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]