Study Finds 96% of People Who Use Term “Privilege” Have Own “Unexamined Privilege”



Research coming out of Yale University has found that 96% of people using the term “privilege” have learned the word from a college class, usually one focused on gender, race or class.  The majority of these students are white women, 18-22 years old, paying between $25,000 and $40,000 a year to attend college each year.

“There is no small amount of irony,” said Dr. Taylor Martin, lead researcher in the study, “the people who use this term often learned the term in places that most working class people and most of the world’s population have little or no access to.”

Melanie Cross, 18, disagrees with the study’s findings.  “It is a fight for global justice and equality.  People don’t realize how hard it is to be a woman.  Just yesterday I was having my BMW serviced and they tried to sell me a new filter or something.  They would never try that with a man.  That is privilege and misogyny.”

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