Diversity Inclusion Community & Equity

Privilege among Information Professionals

By Michael Sholinbeck posted 02-26-2019 13:23


This Topic box is meant to highlight the concept of Privilege and the advantages it gives to some, at the expense of others. As suggested in a blog post by librarian Cecily Walker, this topic box is meant to "discuss these concepts inside (and outside) of professional contexts with an eye toward dismantling those structures that work to keep our profession from diversifying."

There are various types of privilege, some include white privilege, male privilege, cisgender privilege, straight privilege, class privilege, religion privilege, education privilege, age privilege, physical ability privilege, and economic privilege are some.

To better understand the reality of privilege, here are some resources to review

What is next after acknowledging your privilege?

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