What does privilege mean?| Updated on
Privilege refers to a set of perceived rights or advantages that are available only to a specific group of people (usually the majority, or the group holding the most socioeconomic power). This term can apply to race (e.g. Chinese people in Singapore), sexual orientation (e.g. heterosexual people in most parts of the world), or other socioeconomic factors.
People who are privileged might not notice it, and thus deny that privilege exists. This might be because they lack easy visibility over the disadvantaged in their daily lives.
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