privilege

Deconstructing literary privilege

Society teaches ideologies through institutions like prisons, hospitals, armies and educational systems.

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Confronting your white privilege requires self-reflection

To be born white is to be born into the path of least resistance. To be born white is to be born historically ‘Canadian.’ This perception needs to change. To become true allies to racialized groups, white people must recognize their privilege as a problem only they can solve.Continue...

Recognizing being white-passing as a privilege

I was born in Baghdad to Iraqi parents who fled war to Amman, Jordan. Although I grew up as part of a marginalized Iraqi community in Jordan, I was also part of the majority of the population, adapting to the Jordanian accent and identifying as both an Arab and a Muslim.Continue...

How to productively accept your privilege

In the age of a reinvented conservative shift, it’s no wonder that new and creative ways to be racist are created each day.Continue...

Being privileged and being spoiled aren’t one and the same

After spending two years at Queen’s, I’ve noticed a convention that is deeply entrenched in our generation and not often addressed: we don’t discuss our privilege.Continue...

Standardized testing a rigged game

Test scores that make or break entrance to graduate programs give an unfair leg up to privileged students.Continue...