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Recognising Privilege


Privilege is a complex subject to address. If someone pointed out the ways in which your life is easier because of factors beyond your control, like race, gender, or class, you might feel defensive or embarrassed. But the truth is, most of us benefit from some form of privilege, usually without even realising it. Benefitting from privilege doesn’t mean your life has been easy or you haven’t struggled. But it’s important to recognise that your privilege hasn’t made your life harder, whereas lacking it does create barriers for others

Sadly, not everyone has equal privilege. People can benefit from or lack it in many different ways. Recognising the privilege that you and others have is the 1st step towards establishing a fairer society for everyone

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Define privilege
  • Explain what intersectionality is and the role it plays in recognising privilege

Why Should I take this course

We can all benefit from recognising that privilege exists and how it affects our lives. Recognising and acknowledging your privilege doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. And understanding how you may lack privilege can help you to see how things beyond your control may impact your life. Ignoring privilege increases the likelihood that you, your colleagues, and your loved ones could be excluded in ways that may not be obvious to you. This course will help you to recognise your privilege