The notion of privilege

I think much talk of “privilege” is actually false modesty on the part of the speaker – probably 90% of it actually.  However, Arnold Kling has a list of other factors, particularly

  • being tall
  • having attractive features (or at least not being extremely unattractive)
  • being naturally outgoing (extroverted)
  • not having mental disorders, such as autism, depression, or schizophrenia
  • not having debilitating physical ailments or physical handicaps
  • growing up with your biological father (particularly if you are male).
  • having artistic gifts

There is no political advantage to either side for these so no one ever talks about them…

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