What makes it so hard for some people to understand that being unaware of your privileges makes you seem uncaring? It takes moments to consider it, and in being aware of such things you’ll probably feel better about yourself and everyone else.
The constant idea that people who are called out on privilege-related issues are somehow the ones being demeaned is just getting silly now. Sure, people can get angry, but I’ve always considered the message to be “be happy for what you have and what you’ve got, but acknowledge that you have been afforded some advantages, and be considerate for those who lose out.”
When you ignore or dismiss the idea that institutionalised inequalities in our society continue to give particular groups a headstart, it just seems like you don’t care about the issue. Maybe you don’t. At least understand why marginalised people get frustrated by that and that, really, all you have to do is not come across like you’re trying to silence them, even as you claim to support them…
This is pretty badly worded at 7:20am, so I’m pretty damn certain I’m not making sense. I just wanted to get this off my chest.