ofthewolves18 | Slytherin | est 10th July 2016
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We don't fully see our privilege, do we ?


by ofthewolves

Privilege is something we all know about

But something we don't speak about

Some people were born privileged

Some had to fight for it

More often than not, those who have privilege ignore it

Pretend it doesn't exist

Or are even ignorant about their privilege

Privilege might be seen as subjective

Different people think different things about privilege

To some, privilege is having shelter and food

And education

To others, privilege is being able to travel and be free


Privilege is never having to worry about anything

Except what you wanted to be when you grow up

Never having to worry about safety, or fear for your lives

Because you were born in a place where you don't have to

In a country where if you worked hard enough

Nothing is beyond reach

Privilege is being able to have a bucket list

Or take that road trip with your friends after graduation

But isn't it so funny

That we never think of our privilege until we see others

Others who weren't as lucky

To be born into the same privilege that we ignored

Not fully seeing our privilege till we see the absence of it

The things we take for granted

They have to fight their whole lives to get a glimpse of it

The food we throw away, they'd be happy to be in our place

Privilege is not having to see privilege

Until it's taken away from us

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bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
9 months agoReply
@ofthewolves Absolutely correct. Maybe the term should be "power wielders privelege".

ofthewolves18 | Slytherin | est 10th July 2016
9 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil thank you ! And privilege changes from country to country ! Being a person of chinese ethnicity in a majority chinese country is a privilege, but that same privilege would be gone if i were to visit a ' whiter' part of the united states , where being chinese is not a privilege. Vice versa !

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
9 months agoReply
Magnificent insight into privelege. You have done everyone here a favor by bringing this into light. The written analysis was done with a craftsmanship of the English language. I am a 72 year old white, veteran, well to do, and living in a small Texas town. I used to have a propensity to speed. I never get a traffic citation when I am pulled over. We just shoot the breeze and the trooper, deputy, or officer just tells me to slow down. That is the white privilege that some people are denying exists. It does and I am a recipient. My first cousin looks like a Native American and he gets no respect and no privelege. He is called a "prarie n****r" and I am called "a good old boy". Great post!!!!!!

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
9 months agoReply
amazing job. Well done. a message i hope many will read and take to heart