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7 White Privileges I Didn’t Realize I Was Enjoying

Back home in Oregon the @pdxbillboardproject.com is making large statements all over Portland

When white people hear the words privilege or privileged they almost always react negatively to the implication that they have not earned what they have or where they are in life.

In a highly meritocratic society ‘privileged’ can only be taken as an insult meaning that you didn’t work hard. That you’re spoiled. Yet we have no objection to the term “underprivileged”. We use it…

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We don’t have to be experts on racism, international politics, refugee resettlement or gender equality to try our damndest to do right by one another.

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Heather M. Edwards

Heather M. Edwards

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