Knowing Your Impact
Being aware of your privilege should not be seen as a negative burden or a source of guilt.
Rather, being aware of your position and power within society should be viewed as an opportunity to learn and be responsible, so we can collectively challenge our current systems that are limiting others to the same opportunities we so freely and easily benefit from.
Being aware and using our privilege for good, allows for an inclusive world for everyone.
"The more privilege you have, the more opportunity you have. The more opportunity you have, the more responsibility you have." - Noam Chomsky
"An unearned advantage and access to power based on the benefit of being apart of a dominant social group".
It's important to note that 'white privilege' or 'racial privilege' is only one form of privilege.
Privilege is also found in many other forms, including gender, sexual orientation, able-bodiness, class and religion.
Privilege Checklist for Beginners
Checklist of privilege by Peggy McIntosh- associate director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women.