Many people believe that privilege—the idea that special rights or advantages are available only to a particular person or group—is a problem. While there are advantages, such as the wealth and location of one’s parents, that are not a choice, there are reasons to be skeptical about whether or not privilege is a problem. For example, many United States immigrants start with nothing, but succeed through hard work.
Does the concept of privilege only apply in a specific context? How does it apply to issues of race?
Join David Birnbaum as he interviews philosopher Gregory Salmieri on the question: Is privilege real?