Tuesday, April 23, 2024
American University
A project of the Rev. James B. Simpson Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication

Calling a white male ‘privileged’ in a country with such a clear history and continuing pattern of preference for white males is about as wrong as calling a rich person ‘advantaged’ in a capitalist society. The word privilege isn’t a negative judgment about [Tal] Fortgang or his character, but simply a recognition that our society’s institutionalized racism and sexism isn’t aimed at white males.

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Calling a white male 'privileged' in a country with such a clear history and continuing pattern of preference for white males is about as wrong as calling a rich person 'advantaged' in a capitalist society. The word privilege isn’t a negative judgment about [Tal] Fortgang or his character, but simply a recognition that our society’s institutionalized racism and sexism isn’t aimed at white males.
— Briana Payton