The privilege framework was conceived to stoke self-reflection and increase empathy and compassion. It is now too often twisted into a callous rhetorical tool marshaled to diminish the claims of political opponents to sympathy and shared humanity.
"With the rise of social media, where nothing spreads faster than pretexts for treating others cruelly while performing righteousness, privilege has been twisted into an accusation, or worse, a rhetorical tool to diminish or dismiss the pain of others..."
"The Guardian editorial illustrates how the privilege framework, or rather its perversion, can cause people to lose sight of their shared humanity... " —
When Privilege Callouts Turn Callous |