White Privilege, Explained in One Simple Comic. This App Splits Your Dinner Bill According to Societal Racism and Sexism. We all know that moment of dread.
You’re out with eight friends for a relatively nice dinner. Your vegan roommate has been sulking over a side salad the whole time, while the good-time Charlie of the group is on her fourth glass of wine. Explaining-white-privilege-to-a-broke-white-person_b_5269255. Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was “privileged.”
“THE F&CK!?!?” I said. 3 Common Myths About Gentrification – And the Facts That Prove We Need to Sto... In New York, San Francisco, Chicago, other major cites across the country, people are talking about gentrification.
Recently, I’ve been speaking to people randomly about gentrification, one thing I learned, is that people have generally heard the term, but they’re not quite familiar with what it exactly means. One guy said, “Isn’t that when neighborhoods become new? Or is when they’re old, and they get kind of revitalized?” Our understandings of gentrification are quite confused. Defining gentrification merely as neighborhood improvement is overly simplistic. Entrepreneurs don’t have a special gene for risk—they come from families with money. At first, it seems like a small thing.
Reuters reports this morning that the European Union is weighing whether to start requiring visas from Canadian and US visitors to the region. This would be an incredibly shortsighted thing to do, given the lucrative tourist trade based on North Americans traveling to the continent. And it likely won’t happen. But its mere discussion—a response to the US visa requirement’s for visitors from poorer parts of the EU such as Romania, Poland, and Bulgaria—underscores the very real backlash against pro-globalization economic ideology of the last 25 years.
As the Wall Street Journal recently pointed out, the key forces of globalization—rising international trade and capital flows—have stalled out. The movements of people in recent decades has pushed the political limits of globalization in the rich world. The neofascist Golden Dawn party has held Nuremberg-style rallies in Greece, amid ongoing economic strain and the more recent migration crisis. Ex-candidate who plotted Muslim massacre released because judge isn’t sure he... A federal judge scuttled a plea agreement reached between prosecutors and attorneys for a former congressional candidate who plotted to massacre Muslims in a community identified by conservative media as a terrorist training camp.
Robert Rankin Doggart pleaded guilty in May to one count of interstate communication of threats and faced up to five years in prison. However, U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Collier ordered attorneys who worked out the plea arrangement to show that Doggart’s plot was actually a “true threat,” reported The Chatanoogan. “(The government) has not shown by clear and convincing evidence defendant’s release would pose an unreasonable danger to the community or any particular individual,” Collier ruled. A federal magistrate then reversed her earlier ruling and allowed the 63-year-old Doggart to go free until the case is resolved. Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley - "Lost Voices" (CUPSI 2015) People in Power Are Quick To Call Out Injustice When They Are Harmed. You're being treated unfairly at work.
How do you react — voice your concerns or stay quiet? That reaction may indicate whether you're a powerful or powerless person, a study says, but it could also explain how inequality is maintained in society. Powerful people react swiftly when they are victims of unfairness, while less powerful people are slow to notice and react to injustice, according to research published Friday in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. "Power shapes how quickly you respond to self-related injustices," explains Takuya Sawaoka, a doctoral student in psychology at Stanford University who conducted the study. Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person... Years ago, some feminist on the internet told me I was "Privileged.
" "THE FUCK!?!? " I said. I came from the kind of Poor that people don't want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern Illinois winter without heat or running water? Annoyed When People Talk About White Male Privilege Or Whatever? Think They're Trying To Guilt You? The term "privilege" is loaded for some people.
I get it — it can cause feelings of guilt over something that isn't a favor you asked for. But what I LOVE about this series of posters from the University of San Francisco is showing that what's necessary isn't guilt, but simply awareness. We didn't make the world this way, but we don't have to sit back and just be passive beneficiaries of inherent inequities, either. Just by being aware, you can start to make the world a tiny bit more just.
Here are six types of privilege to be aware of and a little primer on what that means. First, let's all agree that feelings of guilt aren't productive. Click image to Zoom When we get to the root of the privilege concept, here's what it is.