What exactly does social privilege entail? The idea of social privilege is a controversial topic, but one man seems to explain it in a simple way.
The man uses a group of teenagers to explain the social privilege idea. He compares life to a race showing what most of us take for granted.
In the video, he holds a hundred-dollar bill. He tells the kids whoever reaches the finishing line the first one, will keep the money.
Before the race, he makes a few statements. If the statement applies to any of the teens, they should take a step forward.
With each statement made the space between the teens grow. Most of the white kids advance as the African-American kids stayed behind.
At the end of the exercise, the man says the statement he made has nothing to do with the decisions made by the teens. Most people get a good head start in life because of the opportunities presented to them.
However, the man’s argument did not sit well with many people. The video has over 50 million views.
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