The Collins Dictionary defines privilege as “a special right or advantage that only one person or group has”. The paradox is that is not uncommon that those same persons or groups are oblivious to their privilege in the first place!
Discussing privilege takes us to uncomfortable places. As this article says, “nobody likes to think of themselves as privileged” and we all want to “see ourselves as the deserving guys”.
Privilege inevitably creates two distinct groups… did I say “inevitably”? Paula Stone Williams shares her unusual walk through both sides of privilege in this TEDx talk.
Be prepared to feel uncomfortable, validated, and moved.