Wielding the Privilege Sword

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If you're like me, you are a white able-bodied cisgender male, aware that your status as such gives you affordances not everyone has. How can you use your position to help? How can you use your Sword of Privilege in the service of others?

  • Pathfinding. Your experience of social groups has merit. You know enough about the social spaces you move in to recognize when the members are open and receptive to hearing and learning from people unlike them, and when they are not so ready.
  • Sidling up. Change happens in small groups. You can talk to people like you, from your points of common experience, about what you know about the challenges of