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document updated 11 years ago, on Jul 8, 2011
These lists try to give others an idea of what it's like to walk in someone else's shoes, to learn how privilege manifests itself in everyday life. They attempt to rectify the problem that individuals with privilege tend to be blind to their privilege — not because of anything they intentionally do, but because that's fundamentally how privilege works — privilege blinds those it affects.

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(Note: These lists don't mention privilege that minority groups may receive (eg. female privilege, black privilege, disabled privilege, transgender privilege). This should not be construed as suggesting that these groups don't/can't receive privileges unique to them — it's absolutely true that there are a few upsides to being part of those groups.

Minority privileges aren't listed here because, on the whole, the dominant group has a net-gain from their privilege, while the minority groups have a net-loss)