Professor: Not Being a Red-Head Now a "Privilege"

According to Professor Andrew Pegoda, not being a red-head is now a "privilege." Pegoda teaches at both the University of Houston-Clear Lake and at Alvin Community College.

In an article titled "What Acknowledging Privilege Means To Me (and You), or Privilege Explained in 187 Words," Pegoda outlines what it means to acknowledge his "White (and cis-Male) Privilege."

Pegoda writes that privilege means "that my accomplishments–or perhaps more accurately, my access and opportunities to have said accomplishments–are due in part (and probably a greater part than even I am able to or even comfortable articulating) to deeply-ingrained, institutional forces fully beyond my control, largely invisible forces that perpetuate racism and sexism to benefit me at the expense of others, rather at the expense of every person."

He further says that "science and history and sociology and psychology" proves his privilege.

At the end of Pegoda's article, he includes "check your privilege BINGO," which he calls "powerful:"
According to Pegoda's "bingo," not being a red-head is a privilege. On top of that, being Christian, having no criminal record, and having a "standard accent" are privileges as well.
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6 comments:

  1. Not being a murderer must be a privilege, too.

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  2. This must be satire... It has to be satire.

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  3. Standard accent, No criminal record, Human, Tall, Mentally Healthy...BINGO i have homo-sapien priviledge

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  4. Ah! "Largely invisible forces!" Which, like the Emperor's new clothes, can only be seen by those of superior morals and intelligence.

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  5. Ah! "Largely invisible forces!" Which, like the Emperor's new clothes, can only be seen by those of superior morals and intelligence.

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  6. Who cares. It's not like gingers actually have a soul or anything, so it doesn't matter if they whine about their lack of privilege or not.

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