Discussing systems of privilege is important, but there are wrong, and potentially dangerous, ways of having such conversations.
In response to pressure from the transgender community and their allies, Facebook started allowing people to choose their gender. No longer confided to the Male/Female binary, users have been able to enter anything they desire since February of this year…. Read More ›
As a scholar of racialized actions and mores, I am very familiar with the concept of White Privilege. In a nutshell, White Privilege is the other side of racism, how racism happens, it’s the ways in which White people benefit from… Read More ›
Individuals and societies tend to construct narratives where small towns are superior to cities. This rhetoric is not new. While definitions in the United States confine “[small] towns” to population centers with less than ten thousand people, the functional, everyday… Read More ›
One of the biggest misconceptions we have here in the United States is that the practice of enslaving (Black) individuals ended with the Civil War. (In fact, it continued until the WWII era in the form of convict leasing, also… Read More ›
As with all systems of privilege, we are so accustomed to the associated benefits that they go unnoticed, unless we are keenly conscious. This posting serves as a kind of part 2 (see part 1 here) of my personal journey… Read More ›
Due to my research and interests, I frequently study various types of privilege: Male Privilege, Heterosexual Privilege, White Privilege, Christian Privilege, Class Privilege, Cisgender Privilege – this list of different privileges continues on and on. As basically a Neo-Marxist (I… Read More ›
Events and things in history frequently involve what I call the “realms of illogic.” It’s not gonna make sense. “Race” is one of these. This posting is an attempt to address how people are classified as white or not and… Read More ›