July 6th, 2011

red panda eating bamboo

Keeper essay on privilege

This essay tries to explain what privilege is and what to do if you have it, and I think it does a very good job. The only thing I don't like about it is the title. The essay includes a metaphor involving dogs, but it's not about hitting dogs or anyone else.

"On the difference between Good Dogs and Dogs That Need a Newspaper Smack."

via [personal profile] kaigou, whose comment is also a keeper: "No, the metaphor is not perfect. Every metaphor will break down at some point, and they do so faster if you try and go literal on them."

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