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9 Mistakes Activists With Class Privilege Make

Adapted from "Classified: How to Stop Hiding Your Privilege and Use It for Social Change." @Resource Generation

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1. The Boss

Because my opinion matters. A lot.

Because my opinion matters. A lot.

2. The Ivory Tower

Because you need a graduate degree to fight the patriarchy.

Because you need a graduate degree to fight the patriarchy.

3. The Waffle

I'm still weighing my options. Cause I have a lot of them!

I'm still weighing my options. Cause I have a lot of them!

4. The Space Cadet

Wait, we have to do stuff now?

Wait, we have to do stuff now?

5. The Stage Hog

Cause it's about ME.

6. The Daddy Warbucks

7. The All-Knowing Activist

Oh, you brought ... meat.

8. The My Big Idea Can Solve Everything

Yeah...

Yeah...

9. The Incessant Privilege Checker

10. Because, really ... in one way or another, these could all be me.

As a young person with class privilege, I've made -- or come close to making -- every single one of these mistakes.

11. And it's sometimes easier to call out others than to share my own real vulnerabilities or screw ups.

Or to recognize my class privileges (connections, time, skills, $$), and put them to effective use.

12. That's why I'm super glad there are resources out there for young people with financial wealth and/or class privilege on how to better support movements for social justice.

Like the organization that inspired me to write this: Resource Generation.

Like the organization that inspired me to write this: Resource Generation.

13. And so many things we can do, as young people with financial wealth and/or class privilege, to more effectively leverage our resources for social change.

Which is probably cause itself for another list.

14. And the best part of it all? Everyone gets a great big cookie at the end.

Just kidding! There's no cookie.

Just kidding! There's no cookie.

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