Thinking about Privilege

Check your privilege at higheradvantage.org

Higher Peer Advisor Nadine Pedusseau sent out this interactive exercise to explore privilege and how it affects your life.  I knew her take on how it relates to our clients would be spot on.  Here’s how she sees it:

The privilege some refugees were enjoying in their own country doesn’t apply here.  (For example, high educational achievement or social class status.)  It is an additional culture shock for many to discover that their expectations of equality in the U.S. don’t always match the reality.

Lots to think about here.  Enough said.

Note:  The interactive site in the original reference has disappeared.  Sorry.  I changed the link to the next best thing.  Apologies.  (11/05/14)

 

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