2 Access to some forms of privilege can affect access to other forms of

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2. Access to some forms of privilege can affect access to other forms of privilege. 3. Access to some forms of privilege can serve as compensation for not having access to other forms of privilege. 4. Oppressed groups may be pitted against each other to draw attention away from systems that reinforce privilege that harms them. (From Johnson 2006). Crisp finds using the Awareness/Acceptance/Action Model (AAAM) (Rutledge & Abell, 2005), often used to address addiction, helpful for recognizing privilege and addressing oppression. 1. Awareness Because we all work so hard, and because we are taught to think that we have what we have because of merit alone, our privilege is hard to conceptualize. 2. Acceptance Taking a step back and trying to detach a bit from the situation often helps, and is motivated by the awareness we talked about in the first step. must accept that although we may not feel privileged by our race or sexuality or gender, etc. this might very well be the case 3. Action Commit to maintaining an awareness of privilege Working to become an ally for others who do not share that privilege
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Work to educate others and challenge oppressive systems There tend to be two views about pop culture: o Pop culture optimism : On this view the role that pop culture plays in social justice movements, and other forms of political activism and awareness, are overestimated. o Pop culture pessimism : On this view there is a tendency to think that pop culture is one of the most, if not the most, insidious force in the perpetuation of harmful stereotypes (gender, sexual orientation, age, and bodily ability, etc.).
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