An Exercise in Defining Privilege

Here’s an excellent video from Buzzfeed (really? I know!) that illustrates the concept of privilege in a compelling way. It helps you understand that privilege is not a static thing but a relative thing because there are so many different types of privilege and so many ways that an individual can have their lives made more difficult.
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SC Senator Goes on Inane Marriage Rant During Flag Debate

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called the state legislature back into session in order to vote on removing the Confederate flag from capitol grounds, which apparently requires a 2/3 vote of both houses. Sen. Lee (Not Very) Bright used the opportunity to go on a mildly unhinged rant against same-sex marriage.
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League of the South President Explicitly Endorses Slavery

The neo-Confederate, southern nationalist League of the South has long tried to pretend that it didn’t really support slavery, just “freedom” for the Southern people, who are somehow at risk of “cultural genocide.” But LOS leader Michael White has now donned the white sheet and explicitly endorsed slavery as ordained by God. This is from an exchange he had on the LOS website:
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Trump Weirdly Blames Jeb Bush for John Roberts Nomination

Donald Trump is firing blindly again, making claims he can’t back up. During a speech this weekend, he strangely declared, with no evidence whatsoever, that it was Jeb Bush who pushed his brother George W. to nominate John Roberts to the Supreme Court. When asked to provide evidence, his campaign just attacked Bush again.
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Republicans Want Oklahoma Supreme Court Judges Impeached

If you had the Oklahoma Supreme Court judges in the “who will the Republicans demand be impeached next” pool, please come down to collect your winnings. Seven of the judges on the court agreed that the Ten Commandments monument at the state capitol violated the state constitution, so naturally they have to go.
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Santorum: America is ‘Moral Leader’ Against Same-Sex Marriage

Rick Santorum continues to blather half-truths, platitudes and outright nonsense about same-sex marriage. In an appearance Sunday morning on CBS, he spouted all of those things while claiming that the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling “disrupts the foundation of the world.” The entire foundation of the world, people!
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WND Columnist Offers Most Ridiculous Christian Persecution Argument Ever

Worldnetdaily columnist Myra Adams is dutifully spouting the right-wing party line that now that gay people can get married, Christianity will soon be outlaws and Christians horribly persecuted. Along the way, she manages to offer the dumbest “evidence” ever for that claim. But first:
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