Have you checked your privilege today?

The phrase “checking one’s privilege” has gone viral in the past weeks and months. Do you know what it means? Hadley Freeman explains it for you here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/jun/05/check-your-privilege-means

The phrase has also become a meme (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/check-your-privilege), one of the best-known permutations of which is probably privilege denying dude:

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And if you’re still not sure about your own privilege, there’s a test you can take (albeit a not all-too-serious one): http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/quiz/2013/jun/05/check-your-privilege-quiz

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One Response to Have you checked your privilege today?

  1. Very good information. Lucky me I discovered your website by chance (stumbleupon).

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