The Lowdown on Privilege and Why It Makes People Angry

Franchesca Ramsey from MTV Decoded has just released a new episode of Decoded, and in this new episode, she discusses privilege.


Privilege, as a topic and an issue, has received a lot of attention as of late. In just the past year, privilege has been brought up within the context of police brutality, shootings, street harassment, Hollywood and celebrities (Taylor Swift anyone?), yet many people have little understanding of what privilege is and/or they become irate when the subject is brought up. In the video below, Ramsey talks about just this and she breaks down what exactly “privilege” is, why people get so riled up about it and more.