When You’re Accustomed To Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression

Equality can FEEL like oppression. But it’s not. What you’re feeling is just the discomfort of losing a little bit of your privilege… The same discomfort that an only child feels when she goes to preschool, and discovers that there are other kids who want to play with the same toys as she does. It’s like an old man being used to having a community pool all to himself, having that pool actually opened up to everyone in the community, and then that old man yelling, “But what about MY right to swim in a pool all by myself?!?” (Chris Boeskool “When You’re Accustomed To Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression”)

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