Have a hard time explaining 'white privilege' to people? This video nails it
How do you explain privilege to people who have the luxury of taking it for granted?
In a brilliant new video posted by Buzzfeed, a multi ethnic group of people is asked a series of questions and then told to either step forward or backward if the question applies to them.
The questions were based on an exercise created by social activists Margo Adair and Sharon Howell, and asks participants whether or not they enjoy certain privileges or endure different disadvantages.
The result is extremely poignant; especially when a successful, gainfully employed black woman – still finds herself standing alone at the back of the room.
“I think when you can represent it visually like this and so immediately, it definitely takes a new form,“ said one of the participants.
Check out the video above.