That is not what I am saying at all. There are many ways to have privilege and saying there aren’t is what is disingenuous. The point of this piece is to point out that people need to recognize their privilege and use it to help others. I recognize I have white privilege and hopefully use that to give voice to and support people of color. I am not sure where you got the idea that I think having privilege makes someone bad. Refusing to recognize privilege is problematic, but simply having it is not, and I don’t believe I’ve said otherwise.

I also don’t agree there is anything wrong with pointing out that privilege is a matter of intersectionality. You appear to be white and cisgender. You do have privilege compared to someone who is transgender and a person of color. That is just a matter of fact. You can choose to do something with that privilege or not, but you still have it. That was the main point of this piece and I don’t see where it is obfuscated of eliminated in any way. If it doesn’t read that way to you then it’s probably the fault of the author (me) for how it was written.

Educator, writer, LGBTQ+ advocate, avid reader. Novelist in progress. Website: http://janelleswritemind.com/ Empowering the LGBTQ+ community one word at a time.

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