“What intrigued us was how the consumers said they cared about sustainability, but that care did not translate into their actual purchasing behavior,” Overgaard told me. “There was a major gap there. It’s become trendy to label yourself as a sustainable consumer, but it’s another thing to see it reflected in your behavior.”
So one’s privilege is just the extent to which you have been allowed to be an individual.” This is why white people have so much of it, because they’re just out there thinking that they don’t have race. They don’t see race, race doesn’t affect them, they’re universal. Whereas like, you know, someone who doesn’t have that never gets to be an individual, they’re first a member of whatever race they are before they are a person. This is to me an interesting measure of how we understand ourselves.