Angry Black Lady Chronicles

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Personal Tales

The Funny Thing About Privilege

Imani Gandy

To put it plainly, white people, including white women, have advantages simply by virtue of their skin color—advantages that I will never have. These advantages are often invisible. These advantages are also unearned. And that’s why talking to someone who has never considered their privilege about the fact that they have privilege can be so jarring for them.

Photo of Nancy Pelosi and John Bel Edwards during a swearing-in ceremony

Gov. Edwards could have vetoed bills that force doctors to lie to their patients and make it harder for young people to safely get abortion care. He didn't.