This comment is by i’mjustsayin on the post The Luxury of Invisible Privilege
why is it that when someone writes an intelligent, critical piece on ONE topic, there are people compelled to point out, “i’m affected by this too”? but in a dismissive, self-congratulatory, “get over it” way…
my theory is that it gives a person permission to move on from the topic and return to the relative comfort of his or her life–now that’s a luxury. getting to pretend this doesn’t exist.
the writer never claimed that whites are the only ones enjoying privilege in this country, so stop dismissing people’s experiences by claiming that because they’re not singular, they aren’t valid. and if you’re going to attempt to paint white men (as a broad generalization) as the victims in American society today, please go back to the drawing board, as a more privileged demographic does. not. exist.
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