Instead of “Privilege,” Think of Game Settings

The classic John Scalzi discussion of how the emotionally difficult term “privilege” can be explained with a gaming metaphor. All models may be wrong, as they say, but some models are useful. And this model has held up as very, very useful:

Blue-Collar Brilliance

Whatever your race, ethnicity, class background, rural or urban: your brilliance is valid! Your dialect, your accent, your ways of expressing are valid (and needed)! You enrich culture and you enrich the world.