Excellent Articles About The Concept Of Privilege

‎”Things like racism are institutionalized. You might not know any bigots. You feel like ‘well I don’t hate black people so I’m not a racist,’ but you benefit from racism. Just by the merit, the color of your skin. The opportunities that you have, you’re privileged in ways that you might not even realize because you haven’t been deprived of certain things. We need to talk about these things in order for them to change.”

Dave Chappelle

“This is one of the prime directives of systems of privilege; you are never supposed to make the dominant group feel uncomfortable in relation to their dominance. So for white people, just calling attention to the fact that they are white can violate the prime directive. You’re not supposed to do that, it’s supposed to be invisible.”

– Allan G. Johnson

The Distress of the Privileged from The Weekly Sift

Of Dogs and Lizards, a parable of privilege from Sindelókë

What is Privilege? Not understanding, and understanding with difficulty from Gedankenraum

Why Teaching Equality Hurts Men from Foz Meadows

Noam Chomsky: The responsibility of privilege, with a video, from Aljazeera

Privilege vs. Rights from Good Men Project

On Gendered Oprression from Ozy Frantz

Male Privilege FAQ from Feminism 101

Why men are the target of humour. (Yep, privilege.) From FTB

Of course all men don’t hate women. But all men must know they benefit from sexism from New Statesman

Ways Gender-Privileged Men Can Challenge Sexism from The Good Men Project

But I’m A Man, And I Don’t Feel Like I Have Any Privilege, from FTB

It’s easy to believe that you can fight sexist systems even while you’re part of a sexist framework, if you’re a guy, because you’ve probably been able to accomplish a lot within sexist frameworks. But those systems are bigger and more powerful than you.

Guy Talk: On being a dude in a sexist society from The Frisky

Sociology Sounds introduces a song about straight, white, male privilege by Andrew Jackson Jihad

Privilege and Privilege 2 from Terminally Snarky

White Privilege by Peggy McIntosh

Thin Privilege, a YouTube video from Melissa A. Fabello

Privilege: A User’s Guide from HBR

Bad Chart Thursday: Map of Hate Speech against Conservative White Male Christians, a bad chart from Skepchick

“Male privilege may be more obvious in other cultures, but in so-called Western culture it’s still ubiquitous. In fact, it’s so ubiquitous that it’s invisible. It is so pervasive as to be normalized, and so normalized as to be visible only in its absence. The vast, vast, vast majority of institutions, spaces, and subcultures privilege male interests, but because male is the default in this culture, such interests are very often considered ungendered. As a result, we only really notice when something privileges female interests.”

~ Lucy Gillam, “When Worlds Collide: Fandom and Male Privilege”

Another Thing About Privilege from The Personal Is Political

Teaching Privilege To The Privileged from TSP

A whole heap of resources about white privilege from The personal is political