A term that refers to the advantages or benefits that some groups of people have over others in society, often due to their social identity or background.

Privilege can be based on factors such as race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, nationality, etc.

Privilege can give some people more access to opportunities, resources, power, and safety than others.

Privilege can also make some people unaware or insensitive to the challenges and struggles that other groups face .

see also: equity and equality