I think this was very well explained. The whole thing about privilege is that it’s invisible to the privileged, until it’s not. And a huge part of the gap is contempt prior to investigation-people look at vocabulary without considering context and see insults in innocent explanations. It’s no one’s fault that they are born privileged, but it’s time for us to own that and correct ourselves accordingly. It’s time to stop targeting those marginalized by the system, not to use attempts at educating us as one more reason to feel like we are the ones being targeted.
But ignorance has been widespread for generations now, and patience and patience and more patience as we try to make privilege understood will be necessary if we are to win this war.
Nice job, Sherry Kappel .