hlwiley asked me in a recent comment whether I thought were any useful analogies to be made in the -isms spaces. I responded that while I thought in general, analogies are really sticky and tricky and dangerous things, I would think about it and get back to it.
Here’s my attempt at starting the conversation.
In which I shall attempt to explain how I think entitlement/privilege is related to docentry/tokenism, reverse racism and how I think you can use your entitlement/privilege for good.
Updated: To try to clarify a bit.
After a particularly good talk with H, I have a lot to say. I want to break it down and talk about it in chunks both from the point of view of not knowing exactly how much energy I’ll have tonight to do it and also from the point of view of being able to [...]
Idea totally ripped off from Gary Dauphinâ€™s Should I use blackface in my blog? flowchart. I find Visio a lot easier to work with, though it doesn’t allow any sort of easy image mapping in HTML that I can tell. More tinkering is clearly needed.
Meanwhile, I present for your enjoyment an examination of how [...]
Feel free to join in, if you like.
I got an e-mail last night that got me thinking. It was from someone who’d taken exception to the language I used in my latest “Dear White People…” post. At issue were many interrelated things, but one primary concern expressed to me was my choice of the pronoun “you” when I spoke to and about [...]
It seems to me that this kind of system could be used for other -isms aside from sizeism, but the folks over at Big Fat Blog have a new scoring system for blog entries and other Internet sources that support reader comments. The scoring system is based on both the tenor of the original article/post/entry [...]
This is a great read (from crayonbeam), which she didn’t comment much about, but which I see as a treasury of examples of privilege and entitlement, examined and unexamined, and it’s in the framework of gender, so it may be easier to take in than the scary jungles of race-related issues.
I’m copying/pasting the entirety of my answer here because sometimes comments are deleted from Ask Metafilter if they’re deemed “off-topic” by the moderators.
Anyhow, the original question is here. Essentially this straight white guy read “Unpacking the Invisible Backpack” and is looking for more resources to self-educate, having had eyes open a bit.