Excerpted from Campus Reform: Privilege posters in residence halls are crossing state lines with the latest hanging in a freshman dorm at Marshall University.
Much like the bulletin boards at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, the poster at the West Virginia university defines privilege as “a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people,” according to the photo obtained exclusively by Campus Reform.
The handwritten poster also defines privilege as “not being asked ‘how does sex work for you?’” and “‘flesh colored’ matches your skin tone.”
“Examples include white, male, Christian, cisgender, and heterosexual privilege that you’ve probably never realized or thought about,” the poster says.
“A decision to hire you won’t be based on whether or not the employer assumes you will be having kids in the near future,” the poster identifies as one type of “privilege.”
“You will not be penalized for not knowing other people’s religious customs,” the poster reads.
The poster was hung in Freshman North, a co-ed dorm at Marshall for first-year students, by Jessie Swiger. Keep reading