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Why Does Privilege Make People So Angry? – “We all have privilege in some way, and it’s not always an easy thing for people come to terms with. However, pointing out someone’s privilege shouldn’t be a personal attack. Discussing privilege isn’t about blame; it’s about raising awareness of the inequalities that exist in today’s society. Realizing how we might be treating certain groups of people unfairly is the first step to changing the situation, and becoming true equals!!” Click here to watch video. (video)

Diversity of Privilege – A thought-provoking American Association of University Professors (AAUP) article about diversity and privilege in academia (primarily addressing faculty and research issues). Click here to read article. (article)

I Am a Native American Woman With White Privilege – A thought-provoking blog about identity, privilege, and colorism. Click here to read blog. (blog)

Colorism in the Black Community: Perspectives on Light-Skinned Privilege – “High yellow, light-skinned, redbone, Oreo.” “Purple black, blue black, midnight, monkey.”Before I heard some of these phrases and slurs spew from the mouths of white people, I first knew them within my own community of Black school kids.” Click here to read article.

Why I’m Not Really Here For Emma Watson’s Feminism Speech At the U.N. – A Black feminist queer blog critiquing actress Emma Watson’s speech on feminism and gender equality to the U.N. Click here to read blog. (blog)

Kyriarchy 101: We’re Not Just Fighting the Patriarchy Anymore – Kyriarchy is a concept that is helpful in understanding how different forms of privilege and oppression are woven to together. It helps to understand that we can’t just talk about race or gender or social class, etc. We have to understand how these function as a system. This blog does a good job of explaining this complex idea. Click here to read article.