I’m dealing with some heavy themes this month. Awareness has many different shades to it. I am specifically addressing awareness of social justice issues. This is not a primer. If you are not sure what such words as “privilege” and “oppression” mean in the context of a social justice discussion, I urge you to find books and articles addressing them. That said, come on in.
1. When was the last time you were oppressed?
2. When was the last time you acted in the interest of the socially dominant group (when you oppressed others)?
3. What does privilege look like for the group you belong to that you’ve thought about the least? For example, I rarely think about my privilege as an able-bodied person. What does able-bodied privilege look like?