Privilege Says...

privilege-s4wPrivilege says I'll only listen to oppressed voices if they offer practical solutions to the problems that they describe.

Privilege says learn my language, my customs and my worship style -- so we can all enjoy unity.

Privilege says the world's problems would be solved if everybody were just like me.

Privilege says I can dress like a bum but still be perceived as edgy, unique or not materialistic, rather than homeless.

Privilege says I'll only listen to oppressed voices if they communicate in a way that's easy for me to understand.

Privilege says I have no cultural identity.

Privilege says diverse people should come to my church, on my turf, in my comfort zone.

Privilege says I've earned everything I've got.

Privilege says the characteristics of Jesus that are most evident in my culture are the most important ones.

Privilege says why are oppressed people always talking about oppression? Why can't we all just get along?

Privilege says your perspective is tainted by your culture (your identity politics, if you will). I speak pure truth.

Privilege says I'll only listen to oppressed voices if they describe their negative experiences in a super hopeful way and I leave feeling super hopeful.

Privilege says that reverse racism is real.

Privilege says I'll only listen to oppressed voices if they come to my church/conference. I don't see that in doing so, they risk being further marginalized by me.

Privilege says I'll only listen to oppressed voices if they possess the kind of credentials that I value.

Privilege says I'll only listen to oppressed voices if they listen to me.

Privilege says people who disagree with me are angry.

Privilege says I choose a church based on what is comfortable for me and my family.

Privilege says I would listen to oppressed people but they see everything from their unique cultural viewpoint. I, on the other hand, can see the big picture.

Privilege says I'll be friends with oppressed folks, as long as they never call me an oppressor.

Privilege says your perspective is important, just not as important as mine.

Privilege says my culture naturally embodies more of the characteristics of Jesus.

Privilege says I'll only listen to oppressed voices if they remain calm (in the way that calm means to me).

Privilege says let's plan a conference and then after the fact invite diverse people to "add flavor."

Privilege says this crosscultural encounter is uncomfortable. I'm leaving

Privilege says this oppressed person's story is such a downer.  Why can't they be more hopeful and grateful?

Privilege says I'd definitely follow a poor/female/person of color leader.  I just never have.

Privilege says I should get brownie points for being friends with oppressed people.

Privilege says I'm colorblind.

Privilege says I'll only listen to oppressed voices if they repeatedly affirm that I'm a good person and not like other privileged folks

Privilege says this is the land of equal opportunity.

Privilege says I don't have a cultural identity, but people who are different than me do.

Privilege says I'm not privileged.