The concept of privilege: a critical appraisal

@article{Monahan2014TheCO,
  title={The concept of privilege: a critical appraisal},
  author={Michael J. Monahan},
  journal={South African Journal of Philosophy},
  year={2014},
  volume={33},
  pages={73 - 83}
}
In this essay, I examine the use of the concept of privilege within the critical theoretical discourse on oppression and liberation (with a particular focus on white privilege and antiracism in the USA). In order to fulfill the rhetorical aims of liberation, concepts for privilege must meet what I term the ‘boundary condition’, which demarcates the boundary between a privileged elite and the rest of society, and the ‘ignorance condition’, which establishes that the elite status and the… 
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