What are the privileges that you have in this society that other people in the same society do not…
Eli Waj

Well, I’m 6'5". People are less willing to harass me. That advantage is doubled because I’m a male.

I’m white, and practical observation has taught me I’m more likely to be trusted as a witness and less likely to be to interpreted as a threat by police.

And, for better or worse, people who look like me are more willing to listen to me. I’m also educated, so I can explain myself pretty well to a lot of people I come across.

Basically, the way I look and present allows me to occupy spaces during times of conflict that may help others.

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