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Source : facebook.com/ActorMattMcGorry/

> I had this mindset for most of my life. I thought, “treat people how you would want to be treated.” And because I rarely felt offended by jokes, I thought it was okay to say most things that I wanted to say without even giving it a second thought. I would argue that this is the mindset of most white men that I’ve talked to, including those who are liberals.

[en] privilege 

> Problem was, I had next to no understanding of systems of oppression and privilege worked. I didn’t have the first-hand experience of being marginalized based on my skin color, gender, sexual orientation, etc and never went out of my way to educate myself about how my experiences were (and are) so much different than people without the privileges that I have.

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[en] privilege 

> I knew nothing about these various privileges, how they affected my life, and how I was unconsciously complicit in reinforcing them at the expense of those that did not have those privileges.

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[en] privilege 

> So while it is unlikely that I ever would have been upset by jokes or stereotypes about being white, a man, heterosexual, etc, I never knew what I know now. That there is NO SUCH THING AS a 1 to 1 comparison of privileged people making jokes at the expense of the marginalized as the reverse. We don’t have to have ill intent to cause harm, and I would argue that most of us well-intentioned.

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> So, next time we feel the urge to write off someone’s criticism as people being “too politically correct,” I would encourage you to listen, do some research, and think about why it’s mostly white men that feel so un-offended while other folks are often left to pick up the pieces. Perhaps it’s not their various identities making them “too sensitive” but our identities that allow us to remain so ignorant and unwilling to listen.

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@Grandasse hey, @bortzmeyer tu te reconnaitra sans doute pas sur la photo mais le titre ça te vas bien non ?

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