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White privilege: The root of racism

White privilege: The root of racism

As of July 2016, white Americans have been the racial majority in the U.S. But what many white Americans have a hard time recognizing is that “racial majority” and “superior race” are in no way synonymous. A few months ago, I came across a paper written by Peggy...

Confessions of a privileged black female

Confessions of a privileged black female

Imagine this: You’re sitting with your friends in the cafeteria. Everyone is laughing, complaining about the school lunches, and copying each other’s homework. Then you show your friends how you changed your Instagram profile picture to a parody of the Starbucks logo....

Opinion: Privilege should be utilized to enact change

Opinion: Privilege should be utilized to enact change

I have privilege. And odds are, you do too. Whether it is because we are able-bodied, born into a financially comfortable family, receive a good education, or have certain characteristics that society values over others, we all have privilege of some kind. Does this...

Opinion: Privilege should be utilized to enact change

Opinion: Changing who we listen to

“Use Your Privilege” to speak up about Black Lives Matter. “Use Your Privilege” to speak up about LGBTQ issues. “Use Your Privilege” to speak up about sexism. It seems as if everyone is getting told that they have to speak up about human rights issues, that they have...