Do Check Your Privilege

Everyone, please do check you privileges. Oh, not in the manner that the Liberals and Progressives mean for you to do so in order to delegitimize any opinion that you might have that dissents against their agenda and closely held beliefs. Instead check your privileges and, if possible, enumerate them for yourselves because the privileges you’ve earned or your ancestors earned for you will go along way towards defining the character of your culture.

I would say that, even more than rights, privileges are the fundamental metric of what any people value and hold dear.

Related Reading:

Philosophy 101: From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of Thought (Adams 101)
The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids
Privilege, Power, and Difference
The Privilege of Being a Woman

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3 Responses to “Do Check Your Privilege”

  1. cmblake6 Says:

    So long as rights are not considered privileges to be controlled by the “masters”.

  2. Buffet Says:

    Rank hath it’s priviledges……and so does bein’ a bad motherf@*%er! Wink, wink.

    If all else fails just pay your membership dues.

  3. jonolan Says:


    True, but there’s a long-standing and increasingly strong argument over what are rights and what are privileges.

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