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    I think of privilege to mean the impersonal (racism in housing, finance, education funding, etc.) and advantage to mean the more personal conditions of birth: health, stamina, personal attractiveness, familial wealth, geographic location, etc.

    The term "privilege" is not a personal affront to me but instead something I can work to change for the good of all. Advantage is the luck of the draw, not something I earned or caused.

    “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” ― Chief Seattle

    by SoCalSal on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 06:51:53 PM PDT

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