Hello North House!
I hope you guys had a great weekend and didn’t spend too much time contemplating how we will manage our new roller coaster engineering careers and regular life stuff.
For this week’s blog assignment, ya’ll will be watching a Buzzfeed video titled, “What Is Privilege?” The video shows a range of people participating in a “privilege walk” where they are asked a series of questions regarding societal privilege. The ultimate goal of this activity is to understand how societal privileges affect everyone differently.
Throughout the video, people state what they think the definition of privilege is or what privilege is to them in their eyes. The definition of privilege is “a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people.” Thanks Google. Buzzfeed released a survey, along with a video to see how privileged you are. If you want to “check your privilege” you can click here! I also stumbled upon an article that talks about privilege through the lens of white male and found it quite interesting. You may read it at your leisure. Here it is.
Watch the “What Is Privilege?” video here and answer the prompt below.
Prompt: What is your personal definition of privilege? How has societal privilege affected you personally throughout your lifetime? What position do you think you would end up at during the privilege walk: the front, the middle, or the back? Why?