COLLEGE PARK, MD –
It is a fact of life – some of us are more privileged in particular regards than others.
It seems we get tripped up on how to grapple with this fact regardless of what side of privilege we fall on.
People who have certain privileges often fall into arrogance and delusions that they are privileged out of their own talent and hard work.
This seems, to me, to be a coping mechanism for not being able to make sense of their privilege and others’ lack thereof. It can also, no doubt, be bald-faced ignorance.
On the flip-side, people who lack certain privileges can often get lost in resentment towards those who have the privileges they do not, and give up whatever agency they do have in their lives to this obsession.
For the purpose of this column, however, I’ll focus specifically on situations where we find ourselves among the privileged.
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