The Brian Lehrer Show

Is There a Point to Calling Out Privilege?

March 15, 201720 min
Phoebe Maltz Bovy, author of The Perils of Privilege: Why Injustice Can't Be Solved by Accusing Others of Advantage  (St. Martin's Press, 2017), discusses the ambiguities of the word "privilege" as its currently used to call out anyone with any advantage, and wonders whether acknowledging it really serves any purpose.

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