Privilege is one of those trigger words that forces people to stop reading, and start reacting.
It’s a word that I often omit from dialogue — online and off — when I know that I may trigger someone to stop hearing me out on an issue. The concept remains a vital piece of my political analysis, but I often feel that I have to argue that privilege is a real thing before I can get back to my original point. This is exhausting.
I feel that many people use the word to stifle debate. If someone makes a point that I know is wrong, it may be the fact that the person enjoys a relative (or immense) amount of privilege that prevents them from seeing a bigger picture.
However, simply because that person is privileged is not reason enough for them to be wrong on a given issue. That’s why…
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