Privilege is a chance to be an ally The “P” word is polarizing.  Pair it with white privilege or male privilege and you might just offend someone.   Why is the “P” word so hard for people to accept? I define privilege as the advantages one has over others based on their associations with the majority group (i.e. white, straight, male, cisgender, able-bodied).  The majority group tends to hold the most power and wealth in the world today despite the increased diversity of people that live in the world.  The majority group is not the majority by population, but makes the majority of the decisions for the population. When you think of privilege as an association with a group of people, it is not personal.  It does not  mean you have not earned what you have achieved.  It simply means that you were likely afforded additional opportunities because people that look like and behave like you...

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