Posts tagged with 'privilege'
I’m trying to keep my social media exposure down because it’s just adding to my stress, but this is my regular reminder that I am extraordinarily privileged to be currently riding things out while working from home.
Things will get worse, but right now there are SO MANY folks already suffering and I realize that.
Re-Post: Leslie Hawthorn on #privilege http://monkinetic.blog/2014/07/24/another-view-of-privilege
I’ve been mostly quiet about the presidential race because… to be honest I’ve been quiet about everything about #politics for a while.
I do want to write a bit about the process, and the President, and I will be posting more as the race goes on, but here are a few opening thoughts:
I’m embarrassed that our nation elected Trump, and I’ve spent the last 3 years trying to pretend it didn’t happen. That I can simply ignore the state of things is a sign of my immense #privilege as a middle-class white dude who is very gainfully employed in tech in America, and I’m looking for more ways to use that privilege to lift others.
I want to vote for a woman (again), so I’m looking for ways to help out.
I will vote Biden if I absolutely must, and Bloomberg was wrong to ride the “white, non-Bernie, non-woman wave” rather than putting his $$$ behind one of the current Democratic candidates.
In general, I really like the themes that we see in Klobuchar’s and Warren’s campaigns: hard work and planning, two things that are the antitheses of Trump’s candidacy and presidency.