“…privilege does not necessarily require being able to trace your lineage back to Rockefeller or Vanderbilt. Privilege can be independent of your family’s past, of your actual socioeconomic status, of real hardship you or your ancestors may have endured…Privilege means living your life free from consideration and hyper-awareness of your race, gender or sexuality.”(Sex and religion as well) – Mitchell Hammer, Princeton ’17

Earlier today I read an article “Checking My Privilege: Character as the Basis of Privilege,” and then I read the response to it – “What ‘Check Your Privilege’ Really Means.” Just some things to think about.



Originally posted: May 2, 2014


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