by Abbie Hough
1priv·i·legenoun \ˈpriv-lij, ˈpri-və-\
: a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others
: a special opportunity to do something that makes you proud
: the advantage that wealthy and powerful people have over other people in a society
ex. He comes from a privileged family.
-Having Racial advantages
ex: "White privilege"
-Having an honorable task
ex. He has the privilege of shaking hands with the ambassador.
What exactly does it mean to be "privileged" ?
"what men value in this world is not rights but privileges"- H.L. Mencken
K, Peter. "What Is Privilege?" Debunkingwhite:. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Feb. 2014.
Lang, Nico. "Your Privilege Isn't The Problem, You Are The Problem." Thought Catalog. N.p., 23 Sept. 2013. Web. 07 Feb. 2014.
"Privilege." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2014.