The Perils Of Privilege: Why Injustice Can't Be Solved By Accusing Others Of Advantage

The Perils Of Privilege: Why Injustice Can't Be Solved By Accusing Others Of Advantage
Tags: Phoebe Maltz Bovy

“Privilege”―the word, the idea, the accusation that is nearly impossible to disprove―is the new rhetorical power play. From social media to academia, public speech to casual conversation, the word is utilized to brand people of all kinds with a term once reserved exclusively for those who came from wealth and old money―inherited advantage.