Understanding White Privilege

Our society provides certain groups of people with unearned advantages and benefits over others simply because there are aspects of their identity that society values over other identities. This is called privilege.

Use the questions below to reflect on your race and ethnicity, and whether or not that aspect of your identity gives you privilege based on your skin color. If you answer “no” to many of these questions, you benefit from racial privilege. Learn how to use that privilege to create space for others and build a more just and inclusive world.

You can learn more about whiteness here.