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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    +150, although I'd argue that being Jewish shouldn't make you more privileged
    It doesn't get any more privileged than being the "chosen ones"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    It doesn't get any more privileged than being the "chosen ones"
    No! No! Hawkgirl ...

    Don't make our hunky, intelligent, colonel in here even more attractive, my little ol' heart might not be able to take it! *blush!*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    It doesn't get any more privileged than being the "chosen ones"
    Yeah, it got us special trains and everything during WW II.
    Quote Originally Posted by ABC in Georgia View Post
    No! No! Hawkgirl ...

    Don't make our hunky, intelligent, colonel in here even more attractive, my little ol' heart might not be able to take it! *blush!*
    Aw, shucks. ..:o

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    The Problem with Being Privileged
    I am privileged to a large degree. As a white, straight, male, able-bodied, college-educated, married, man with no criminal convictions who also is a military veteran, financially solvent and over the age of 65, much privilege accrues to me automatically. Because of that privilege, I can:

    Walk down the sidewalk without being looked at suspiciously.
    Drive through any area without being stopped for no reason.
    Shop in whatever stores I wish without being considered a potential thief.
    Avoid being shunned or attacked for my sexuality.
    Never worry about a potential employer or client wondering if I'll get pregnant or marry.
    Never be told to smile by some moron who thinks he's irresistibly attractive.
    Be taken seriously if I want to refinance my mortgage.
    Be given great attention if I go into a car dealership or hardware store.
    Enter buildings after climbing stairs and pulling open heavy doors.
    Park away from crowded areas in parking lots and walk.
    Receive single-payer healthcare from my government.
    Receive a payment each month from Social Security.
    Get special treatment for home mortgages.
    Get care in a Veteran's hospital or nursing home if I'm destitute.
    Avoid being treated like a criminal at traffic stops.
    Go anywhere, do anything, and not be noticed unless I wish to be noticed.
    Do, be, and get many more things than described above.


    That is my privilege. Most of it accrues to me simply because I was born who I am, where I was born, and to whom I was born. Frankly, I often forget that I have a big bunch of privilege following me around wherever I go. But, then I see someone else who is not me, doesn't match my description, and who did not automatically start with that big pile of privilege. I see people every day for whom parts of the list above simply does not apply. For some, almost nothing in that list applies. Then I remember my privilege and am humbled by it. I didn't earn it, for the most part. It simple accrues to me by accident of birth, mostly. I try to remember that, but often forget. That's the problem with being privileged. I often forget.
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