Privileged distress of the day

by Joey deVilla on October 21, 2018

Once upon a time, an American flag meant “I stand for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Now it means “I’m going to post something ignorant on social media.”
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Women of color are underrepresented in the business world, news media, higher education, film and TV, elected offices, science and STEM, but to the LinkedIn commenter above, the real injustice is that “there is not 1 white” in the video for the Obama Foundation’s Global Girls Alliance.

I am reminded of this aphorism:

Conservatism is the fear that somewhere, somehow, someone you think is your inferior is being treated as your equal.

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Here’s the full promo video for the Global Girls Alliance:

The term “distress of the privileged” comes from this insightful article in The Weekly Sift.

And finally, Bill Doherty of the group Better Angels (who are trying to make the U.S. a little less polarized) explains why victimhood is attractive to white men, religions, and other majority groups:

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