It seems as though, for you, talking about privilege shouldn’t lead to arguments; it should be a kind of therapy.
I wouldn’t say therapy, because psychology isn’t very good at taking in the sociological view. But it has to do with working on your inner history to understand that you were in systems, and that they are in you. It has to do with looking around yourself the way sociologists do and seeing the big patterns in the rest of society, while keeping a balance and really respecting your experience. Seeing the oppression of others is, of course, very important work. But so is seeing how the systems oppress oneself.
— From a New Yorker interview with Peggy McIntosh, who popularized ideas of white and male privilege with a seminal paper in 1988.
After a bad day, The Nets.
feeling cute w/ my lil bbs
Got added to this email thread with a bunch of agro Zaks.