Understanding

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person

by Gina Crosley-Corcoran | May 2014, updated December 2017

The full article on HuffPost is here…


Excerpt from the article…


“Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was ‘privileged.’ [_ _ _ _]!?!?” I said. I came from the kind of poor that people don’t want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern-Illinois winter without heat or running water? I have. At 12 years old were you making ramen noodles in a coffee maker with water you fetched from a public bathroom? I was.

“I, maybe more than most people, can completely understand why broke white folks get pissed when the word ‘privilege’ is thrown around. … McIntosh’s essay may rub some people the wrong way. There are several points on the list that I felt spoke more to the author’s status as a middle-class person than to her status as a white person…. Recognizing privilege simply means being aware that some people have to work much harder just to experience the things you take for granted (if they ever can experience them at all).”

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