The word “privileged” really aggravates me, well not aggravate more like irritate. When people talk about “privileged” people, it is all without actually knowing them at all, not knowing their back story, thinking they had no problems whatsoever due to the category they happen to be born/fall into, and are treated wonderfully throughout their entire lives without experiencing “true prejudice”. (from atleast as I’ve seen.)
This is not entirely true, without knowing someone’s personal background can you truly say they have never suffered any type of prejudice? They may have suffered some type prejudice from the oppressed group, however they themselves may not be oppressing anyone. There is prejudice everywhere in the world and everyone can be oppressed by a group. People can suffer prejudice, whether they are from the oppressed group or the “privileged” group. However not always to the point of killing one another, but is that the only time when it is considered “true prejudice”?
To be prejudicial is to form a undesirable opinion before even knowing a person or a group, it is to generalize, isn’t that what we are doing when we say that “ cis, heterosexual, wealthy, educated, white, males are privileged and have no right to complain about getting hate spewed at them.”
I’m guessing the point of this is that I am really sick of the word “privileged” going around and people thinking said “privleged people” have never expericenced prejudice before, and prejudice being put on somebody because of who they are. I just want everybody to learn you don’t have to form judgmental looks anybodies way due to how some members of said group are acting like fools. Prejudice is with the eyes of the beholder, and prejudice no matter how small should not be tolerated at all.
I’m sorry if I am making little sense, I’d be glad to clarify if you’d like.