Ever tried to explain what privilege meant? It’s difficult to put into words that somebody else can understand. It’s difficult because if they have only known a life with certain privileges then it’s very hard to imagine a life without those privileges. Especially if they have been surrounded by others who enjoy the exact same privileges.
I recently stumbled upon an article that actually did a pretty good job explaining the concept. Privilege was defined not solely by words or images – the article helped you to imagine a situation where you could notice it. You could imagine those with privilege not being able to see they had an advantage. You could see why those without privilege still occasionally made it out ahead. The scenario described in the article showed it all too well.
Here’s the article, from Buzzfeed: