Privilege blindness

Privilege blindness refers to being unaware of one's own privilege. This usually occurs when a privileged individual is so accustomed to their own state of affairs, and life experiences, that they fail to realise or acknowledge their own inherent biased perspective. For example, a lighter skinned person does not understand how racism affects those with darker skin because they have never been the target of such discrimination.

Privilege blindness is usually due to one's own perspective or experiences biasing the judgement and evaluation of other's; often leading to othering.

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