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Hello, - Privileges

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Hello, Feb. 28th, 2006 @ 08:01 pm Next Entry
welcome to this brand new community to discuss and challenge privilege. I created this comm because there are privilege-relevant questions that aren't relevant to the more specified communities that deals with this, such as feminist and debunkingwhite (two of my favorite communities).

What I need to get things started around here:

- A co-moderator. Well, I don't -need- one, but I want one.
- Ideas for the user info.
- Ideas for the interests list.

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Date:March 1st, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)

i could co-mod, if you wanted
i'm a white jewish bisexual female with the ability to explain priviledge ... and determine what is relevant, i guess!
i'm not sure on what exactly the community entails but the user info should include a "respect" clause, and a don't be offensive clause and a questions welcome clause (if they are)

interests...black power, kwame ture (stokely carmichael), malcolm x, spike lee, terrance howard, mlk jr, ...etc.
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Date:March 1st, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)

You're in!

And an American too! Yes, I guess most people into exploring privilege are, but I thought about it yesterday, that it would be nice to have a co-mod that knew about the specific American baggage, because that is something I will always see from the outside, even though LJ has been quite a magnifyer. I can't imagine ever quite understanding these things.

I rather suspect we'll have to deal with things we know nothing about now sooner or later, but I think keeping the rules simple to begin with and expand them at need is the way to go.

Drop me a mail, and we'll talk rules! luighseach at proletar dot net.
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Date:March 1st, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
If you want to put any suggested reading material I would recommend Privilege: a Reader by Michael Kimmel. It specifically explores privilege in the U.S. I used to work for the publisher, and while I didn't get to meet the author directly, I knew his editors personally. They're great people, and this book really seems like it goes well with the community's subject matter.
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