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Anti-racism requires so much more than 'checking your privilege'

David Klein

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Anti-racism requires so much more than 'checking your privilege' | Momtaza Mehri
Anti-racism requires so much more than 'checking your privilege'

Momtaza Mehri

...The language of white privilege obscures systemic inequality by reducing it to individual actors – quite literally in the form of the latest Hollywood PSA – and their willingness to acknowledge their privilege. “Checking” your privilege then becomes a public exercise in self-flagellation, focusing on the repentantly privileged while neatly obscuring how intrinsic anti-black racism is to the world. Why seriously challenge unequal resource distribution when all you need to do is renounce the privilege that gives you access to the very resources hoarded at the expense of others?...
 
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