Check Your Privilege

Internet, 2007

An intellectual™-sounding insult used by rich white kids, who want to look cool to their professor and other lesser-enlightened types.

In 1998, arch-idiot Peggy McIntosh followed up her previous disaster journal entry with a sequel: “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”. But this one had checklists. After word spread on WMST-L, feminist blogs all over the internet began parroting the trendy new checklist idea.