Academia and pop culture currently use an important descriptor for our economic and social differences. The word “privilege” serves to explain these differences according to their benefits. Some are more or less privileged depending upon their wealth, class, race, gender, sexuality and even religion. This is a positive trend. It is an attempt to recognize social inequality.
As we near the primary season, we once again wait for posts to start popping up on our timelines. Voices of support for one candidate or admonishment for another fill our minds, until some of us could nearly forget that Facebook was made for sharing pictures of children, not candidates. But there’s another type of post that we’ll be seeing come spring: People who simply don’t bother to get into politics, and who want you to know it.