I introduced the concept of privilege to my (very white, very wealthy) class today. Apparently, they believed minorities and "sick people" are privileged??? "Because they get things 'normal' people don't."
And poor people are poor because they're lazy and/or dumb and/or negative thinkers.
Y'all, this is after they read "Poverty Thoughts" and talked about how persuasive and insightful it is.
Of course, we ran out of time before I could explode all over the classroom. That's probably good.
I can't wait till Friday!