Therefore, if you are on the receiving end of a question, suggestion, or rant about your white privilege, don’t get offended. Nobody’s accusing you of Klan membership, a biologically determined inability to fight injustice, or being The Man/Big Brother/Whitey/Hegemon. And nobody who’s pointing out the way privilege over-determines many of our ideas, opinions, and desires thinks that a conversation with you about privilege will end state and interpersonal violence, equalize the wealth, and get the land back into the hands of Indigenous peoples.
This article is a great primer on how to talk about your privilege. I know from personal experience how hard it is to have conversations like this without sounding condescending or getting confrontational. I agree with what the author is saying; just because it’s a difficult conversation to have doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have it.