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Posts tagged “privilege”

2 Oct 2020 privilege / critical thinking  •  5 min read

Do you feel overwhelmed by questions of privilege and powerless to act? Critical thinking can help.

Are you a middle class professional? Do you feel lost and powerless when issues of privilege come up, despite recognising that you benefit from the status quo? Here’s how critical analysis can help.

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24 Jun 2019 anti-semitism / privilege / white supremacy / Zionism  •  6 min read

How reclaiming my Jewish identity helped me to confront my complicity in racism

Being Jewish gives me a particular perspective on racism and white supremacy. I know first hand what it is to benefit from racial privilege. But the fact that my privilege is contingent—in a way that doesn’t apply to white Anglo-Saxon Protestants—makes it easier for me to resist white denial.

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5 Dec 2018 professionals / neutrality / privilege  •  4 min read

When professionals claim to be neutral they end up serving the powers that be

The whole idea of professional neutrality is a myth that obscures the workings of power. Our attempts to distance ourselves from politics is itself a political act—one that serves the status quo.

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