“Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person…”


Gina Crosley-Corcoran, a white feminist and activist, uses her background in an attempt to answer the question, “how do you begin to explain the realities of white privilege to white people who are economically disadvantaged.”  She refers to the impoverished conditions that she experienced firsthand as a child and how those hardships initially shaped her perspective on white privilege being something that she personally did not benefit from.  Her blog post takes the reader on her journey of coming to terms with her white privilege, understanding that she had better access to upward mobility because of her skin color, understanding that there is no such thing as upward mobility in regards to skin color, how undeserved societal privileges intersect with one another, and how she has helped other white people identify their privileges.

You can read her blog post, originally posted on November 20, 2013, “Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person…” here:


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