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msilverstar

about that privilege meme

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Jan. 3rd, 2008 | 11:43 pm
mood: intrigued

That meme makes ever so much more sense when you know it's designed to help first-year college students get some perspective on their lives. More (fascinating) info on it here.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jan. 4th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
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I try!

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Blythe

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from: blythely
date: Jan. 4th, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC)
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I'm so FASCINATED by the impression that people are justifying each part of it they score on. "Oh but I had a paper round to pay for it" etc etc. Most of that stuff you have no control over yet everyone wants to deny the fact that they were indeed raised with privilege. I'm also fascinated by the privilege skew in the questions themselves; nothing about parents receiving welfare, being questioned by police, etc, though I guess that would be harder in the step-forward game.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jan. 4th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
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Well, liberal guilt has its useful features. A lot of the US Civil Rights Movement was propelled by the realization that white people were outrageously privileged.

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