ed to blame marginalized/minority groups for any oppression that they and/or others face, rather than the holding the dominant/majority gr…such arguments are generally awful and inane via that link (and references therein). In a nutshell, the “reinforcing trope” is almost always used to blame marginalized/minority groups for any oppression that they and/or others face, rather than the holding the dominant/majority group accountable.
…eftists who want to discuss any experiences with marginalization that fall outside the realm of EC. And the only way that employing this tactic would make sense is if the person making these claims believes that 1) forms of discrimination outside of EC do not cause any significant material harm (in which case, they’re wrong!), 2) such discrimination does cause material harm, but the targeted groups either deserve it or should simply take it (in which case, fuck you!), or 3) they believe that EC is the “principal contradiction” that we should focus all our efforts on (which I’ve already debunked).
That is why IP activists talk about privilege. It’s not to make people feel guilty, nor to win the latest round of “oppression Olympics” (although some people do those things). Rather, it’s to make people in dominant/majority groups recognize that marginalized/minority groups are the experts of their own lives, and they should be listened to regarding the discrimination and issues they face.