I don’t care about your privilege, my privilege or the privilege of anyone else on the planet. Focusing on privilege always leads to more hate, discrimination and schisms.
If you want equality, focus on the people who have to deal with discrimination and what causes them to be discriminated against. I bet you can find this bias against nearly every group, for different reasons.
Focus on privilege usually focuses on bringing people down a peg; equality isn’t “getting even”; it’s not about all of us being equally oppressed so we “know what it feels like”. Have a little heart; people have empathy. The only good that has ever come from discussions of privilege is telling people not to be terrible to others, but you can do that without the ‘privilege’ element. Observe: “Don’t be an ass.”
Focus on inequality (and not on oppression Olympics) leads to serious discussion about how the issues could be solved. It can actually generate action to solve said issues.
Don’t tell me why I should feel horrible about things I can’t control; tell me how I can help change things for the better.
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