Privilege is real. I get it.

image25Eric Moore,
Anchorage, AK.

“I get it” cuts three ways. First, I understand this is true. Second, I am in most ways the example of a person who is privileged and this has brought me opportunities, second chances and more.
But Third can be an exasperated “I get it” because no matter the advantages I’ve enjoyed I’m still constantly faced with worries over the challenges I’m bound to face in the future. So privilege often doesn’t seem relevant in day-to-day life… and of course it’s a privilege that I can usually leave anything race-based off of my list of worries. So if “I get it,” it’s not that I don’t care. It’s more like “I’m uncomfortable but I don’t know what to do.”

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  • barry irving

    …pretty smug, but 100% wrong…you have the burdens of Race and Institutional Indoctrination as surely as any one else. Privilege is subjective…I am an African American who has never had it hard as far as I know…I come from a family who knows their roots, mother and father at home as well as extended family. Minimal contact with the Police and the few time that I did run in with them, I walked away unscathed…I was profiled before..but not just for being an African American. It was for being an African American driving a Red Porsche 911 SC. Privilege is subjective.

 

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