LATINO VOICES
05/13/2016 04:17 pm ET

This Video Breaks Down Why Latinx Should Check Their Privilege

Get ready to take note!

If you have any doubts about whether you can be both Latinx and privileged, Kat Lazo wants to have a word with you. 

In a video posted Thursday, the YouTube personality asked Latino and Latina viewers to consider how they might benefit from certain privileges.

"As a Latina, I know that we’re marginalized by the media, by public policies and by society," Lazo says at the beginning of the video. "But we’re not all marginalized in the same way or even to the same degree. It’s all dependent on a multitude of factors."

Lazo then breaks down how things like immigration status, class, gender and race can have adverse or beneficial effects on a person's quality of life. The video blogger also explained why she felt so compelled to discuss privilege in the Latino community. 

"I wanted to make this video because I think many of us Latinx often forget to check our own privilege," Lazo said. "For me, as the daughter of immigrants who grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood, it became all too easy to understand how my family and I were marginalized by society at large. But what didn’t come as easy was understanding the way that I was privileged outside of that neighborhood and on a grander scale."

Watch the full video above and get ready to take notes. 

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