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Privilege Hierarchy
1. Good parenting
2. Generational wealth
3. Gender
4. Race
5. Genetics (*depending on the attribute(s))

What’s your opinion?

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This is easy.

1. Genetics

It’s not even close. There are so many genetic disorders from hemophilia, chronic encephalopathy, brittle bone disease, congenital heart defects... If you are born with one you’d be lucky to make it out the cradle. Our society absolutely does not make a place for you. Look at the number of homeless people with schizophrenia. They are a large portion of the prison population too. Even mild disorders like chronic depression or dwarfism can dramatically marginalize you. How many CEOs do you think have Downs Syndrome?

2. Generational wealth

This is way more valuable than the others you mentioned too. I was born in Africa. If you were lucky enough to be born into the right family your quality of is beyond what you can imagine. There is a reason these people are willing to sell out their own country to foreign interests.

3. Race

The poorest race in the US has a median income that’s less than 50% the wealthiest race. The raw gender pay gap has women earning 80% of what men make. So race is a bigger privilege.

4. Gender

5. Sexual orientation
There is definitely straight cis privilege. And can be life threatening in some circumstances. But it’s a lot easier to hide being a sexual orientation minority than a racial or gender one.

6. Good parenting

This is a consulting forum so I will assume we value income over actual happiness.

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EY 10 You are right my post is superficial. It’s meant as mostly a joke. I like your point that using income as a measure misses a lot of what makes life actually worth living.

As fun as the oppression Olympics are my actual belief is that all our lives are miserable. Even if you are a straight cis white guy fresh out of a micro brewery. The only hope we have of improving our lives is to build class solidarity and struggle towards our shared interests. Abolishing capi... on second thought I’ll keep that to myself.

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Good parenting isn’t something we should be ashamed of or somehow point to the lack thereof as an excuse for one’s failure in society. We need more good parents and kids growing up in stable homes. When you bring a kid into the world, stay in that kid’s life. That should be the goal.

Generational wealth certainly makes life easier for those who have it but I don’t think it’s as big of a contribution as we think. I hope to leave wealth behind for my kids to help with college funds and their own nest egg but I don’t expect they’ll inherit a fortune. They won’t be on a private yacht in the Caribbean a week after I’m dead.

What’s more important than focusing on what others HAVE that makes their life easier is looking at what people don’t have (or what’s being withheld) and work to improve...some of this comes from within.

We need more kids growing up in stable homes with access to quality education. We need people to keep more of their own wealth and not surrender it through taxation to a wasteful government. (Think about how much of each dollar you earn is taxed at some point...it’s mind boggling).

We have to keep working to eliminate gender and race as an advantage in most occupations where neither should play a role.

Genetics, well that mostly applies to models, athletes, and the occasional sales rep.

BTW, I score pretty low on this privilege list...broken home, chaotic childhood, certainly no generational wealth or money for college, poor genetics...just a good attitude and strong work ethic. And look at me now, I’m on Fishbowl!

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Something to remember is that privilege isn't a bad thing. It's just something to keep in mind, as if you have privilege it's likely your life was easier than someone with less. That's why once people make it, they are good parents to their kids, as they want their kids to have more privilege. Ideally everyone should be super privileged compared to people in the past.

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Good parenting seems like it doesnt fit into this

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Lol the Atlantic.

1. Generational Wealth
2. Good Parenting
3. Race
4. Gender (WW are not oppressed. Full stop.)
5. Genetics

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WW get paid more than and are def more privileged than Black men though

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Dumb

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Don’t just say things like this without giving a reason

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1. Generational Wealth
2. Gender
3. Race
4. Good parenting
5. Genetics

Wealthy people who are terrible people because of bad parenting still go much further in America than people who are not wealthy and have good parents.

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Well wealthy parents are essentially outsourcing their bad parenting to someone who is good at it (nannies, tutors, boarding schools etc.). I didn’t come from a wealthy family, but my parents dedicated a lot of time to teaching me to read, helping with homework etc. and supporting me which enabled me to play in the same ranks as the wealthy people who got that help outside as well. Having parents who are taking drugs, require you to look after younger children, discourage education etc can really have a negative impact on success

1. Wealth
2. Race
3. Gender
4. Genetic Lottery

I will take good parenting off the list. Wealth has the ability to cover up a lot of flaws in upbringing. Good parenting may not be enough to bridge the opportunity gap if you are born into poverty.

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Exactly, OP hit the nail on the head. Good parenting is often the way lower middle class or poorer folks rise up the economic (and privilege) ladder.

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There’s a race and gender correlation to generational wealth.

My great-great grandfather was part of a founding board for a company in 1912. He bought a lot of stocks and set up a trust for the family. His investment helped pay for college for me and my cousins and gave boosts along the way to previous generations. Also, my grandparents live in a house that’s been in the family for 200 years. To put it in perspective, Tulsa race massage was 1921.

My other side of the family, they didn’t come from that type of history. They were Italian immigrants and suffered a lot over the multiple generations. And so being white doesn’t guarantee that you’ve got a wealthy family history, but being black almost guarantees that you don’t because of the systems in place that would have prevented it in the past (at least not super far back).

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PS1 compare that to the experience of Black Americans the last 50-60 years lol.

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Good parenting definitely fits into this list like knowing to have books in the house at an early age, eating well, preparing for the proper schools, and participating in good extra curriculars, etc.

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Concerted cultivation

The people complaining about the "privilege narrative" are those who are beginning to recognize it in their own life, and reflect on how they have squandered it.

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I promise you I’m not

1. Luck
2. Charisma
3. Wisdom
4. Intelligence
5. Strength
6. Dexterity

What, this isn’t D&D?

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It’s always been about socioeconomic status at the core.

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Yes because if only George Floyd's parents had been better he would still be alive today. It's so obvious

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You have Race damn near last OP lol

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Stop complaining and grab life by the horns so your children have a good life

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I agree. This list helped me realize I need to stop mentally complaining

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Everyone is trying to be more woke than the next person. Are you planning on taking these results and turning them into a pretty picture on Instagram that gets re-posted? 😒

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It’s interesting to see other people’s perspectives. No one is writing it into law or saying one is more important than another in every individual case, just that we have different concepts of the relative aggregate impact of each category. For instance, I am surprised at how many people put parenting first. It’s not like everything on fb has some deeper purpose, we’re just talking and hearing ideas. There’s value in that.

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Thank you

What you see there is Marxist cultural inter-sectionalism. Theory is as follows: Once you have “dealt” with people considered oppressors you move on to the next group of outcasts. So all the white straight men are removed from power? Okay, next are the white women, then perhaps the white gays. There must always be an “oppressor” and an “oppressed” in order to keep people focused on an enemy rather than the regime. The process of removing people you consider undesirable from the political game like that by focusing on extremes first to turn moderates into the new extreme was called “Salami tactics” by the Eastern Europeans who endured it during the Cold War.

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I don’t like to speculate on who is running the show. Industrial Military complex? A globalist cabal of liberal elites? Something like that from time to time. But bottom line is, a need to deconstruct our history and make it very confusing and full of oppressed and oppressors to instigate a class war.

What about birth year privilege? Poor American person born in 1990 has a higher standard of living than the king of England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 in the 1500’s.

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Adwiannnnnnn.

At some point an individual must take responsibility for his or her actions regardless of Race or Wealth. But if you do not have family or a mentor early in life, then you automatically are struggling not to remain in what ever socio-economic group were your life began.

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Agreed

*disliked FB post*

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That's ...not the point of this post. It's not judgment, it's observation

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Sure. I believe culture absolutely shapes people, for better or for worse. It can be a force of unity or it can be a driver of division.

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