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White Male Privilege

To All Straight, Cis, White, Millennial Men: I Dare You To Read Trump's Words

Tyler Prendergast | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Tyler Prendergast

In all likelihood, Trump is not going to win female voters, or black voters, or Latinx voters, or LGBTQ+ voters, or any other marginalized group of voters. If he wins, it's going to be because of people like you and me.

How Hillary Can Win With White Males

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Handel

With Bernie Bro's to the left of her, Trump dudes to the right, and far too few straight white males in her own column, you'd think Hillary Clinton would realize she has a white guy problem. Maybe she knows it, but what is the campaign doing about it?

Pretty Privilege: Top 3 Perks of Being Beautiful

Maria Wood | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women
Maria Wood

I'm a woman, so I always got the gist of male privilege. The game is rigged, the guys get all sorts of privileges and, to add insult to injury, most of them aren't even aware of their advantages.

Bernie's "Revolution" Ignores Race and Gender

Liz Hanssen | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Liz Hanssen

Some may well see a revolution in Sanders and the impressive grassroots campaign he has waged. Others may see that the old hierarchies and status quo remain firmly in place, supported by the myth that gender and race are insignificant to the larger issues at stake.

Hillary Clinton, Melissa Harris-Perry and the Opposite of Imposter Syndrome

Anna Kegler | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics
Anna Kegler

While we're so busy focusing on what women should and should not do, there's a big problem going undiagnosed: entitlement syndrome. The opposite of imposter syndrome, entitlement syndrome is the problem of overconfident, mediocre white men.

North Korea Proves Your White Male Privilege Is Not Universal

La Sha | Posted 03.23.2016 | Black Voices
La Sha

As shocked as I am by the sentence handed down to Otto Warmbier, I am even more shocked that a grown man, an American citizen, would not only voluntarily enter North Korea but also commit what's been described a "college-style prank." That kind of reckless gall is an unfortunate side effect of being socialized first as a white boy, and then as a white man in this country.

An Open Letter to White Men in America

Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer | Posted 07.24.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer

You didn't earn it. More than likely aren't yet prepared to either admit to it or lose it. This letter, written by one of you, is offered to invite you on a journey of insight, honesty, hard truth, and just living. Privilege can be hard to see, mostly because of what doesn't happen to us when we have it.

Southern Whites, Let's Admit Our Privilege And Do Something About It

B. Shaw Drake | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
B. Shaw Drake

Generations of my family have profited from political and social white supremacy in the South. I admit that I have benefited greatly from my position in the hierarchy, and therefore understand what I can do to break from it.

Empathy for Angry White Men

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2015 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

As an African American, I have empathy for angry white men because I recognize that they are experiencing the pain African Americans have long borne -- of being bystanders to the shaping of their identities and possibilities in an uncertain world.

White, Straight Dudes Want To Apologize For Sucking

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women

When it comes unequal treatment of straight, white men, "can't jump" is really the long and short of it. Now, a few of those dudes are speaking out o...

"Affluenza" -- The New "Twinkie"

Joel Cohen | Posted 02.22.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

When defenses like these succeed, they are copycatted. If Ethan Couch can argue that he is the victim of bad parenting, why can't the murderer who was abused by his parents avoid jail time or even conviction ?

Pondering Male Privilege Post-Transition

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

The reality of male privilege is well established, but sometimes it feels taboo to ask how far male privilege goes. Who better to ask about it, though, than trans men and women who have lived on both sides of the divide?

The Other National Conversation? White Privilege

Esther Armah | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Esther Armah

Historic. That was the reaction to President Obama's recent remarks on Trayvon Martin. That stage, that podium, that office all registered this humani...

The Privilege Of Detachment

Rachel G. Hackenberg | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Rachel G. Hackenberg

As this dramatic season of political contests culminates in today's election, there are those who will predicate their privilege by choosing to abstain from voting. I am unimpressed.

Meet The White Man Mocking White @MalePrivilege

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.14.2012 | Women

"Not sure what the problem is -- people whistle at me all the time and I love it." "The best part about historical fiction is, I always have someone ...

Vagina Dialogues And White Gay Men: A Lenten Discipline

Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D.

I want to make a confession. (This is Lent, after all, and I'm also an Episcopal priest.) I confess my own failures to connect the dots among sexism, racism, and homophobia and my failure to act on those vital connections.

"This Comment Has Been Removed"

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

How long will it be before one of those pistol-packing town-hallers, driven to the brink by publicly aired hate-talk, pulls his gun, and then its trigger?