Navigating Privilege Politics at U of M

As you begin your classes at the University of Michigan this fall, you are likely to be bombarded with words like “privilege,” “identity,” and “oppression.” While these might seem innocuous enough — and the first time year hear them you might even pause to think about your privilege and identity — you will soon realize that these words mean that you (white, male, not poor, attractive, able to walk … whatever “identity” that you hold) are not welcome in this circle, that club, or that council.