Check your privilege

by reestheskin on 13/12/2019

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An article fit for this deceitful day by Nick Laird in the NYRB. UK education doesn’t escape from it either, but the context is Ireland or that British problem.

“I thought, if these bastards are voting Remain, I’m voting Leave.”

As for ‘identity’

An old friend of mine, a Catholic and a fellow poet from Belfast, was in New York City last week and described being told once to “check her privilege.” She had replied that the privilege her identity had given her was a mild form of PTSD. The phrase “identity politics” has a darker resonance in Northern Ireland.

Every evil act I’ve ever seen committed was done in the name of identity

Blood and Brexit | by Nick Laird | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books