The concepts of power and priviledge are closely tied together. Priviledge is an unearned benefit someone has in society because of their identity. Examples of identity types that can afford people priviledge are gender, race, nationality and socio economic status. Its important to note that this doesn’t mean that people with priviledge don’t experience challenges and difficulties, but that they do benefit from certain traits that they were born with (Ebbit 2015).
We learn that discrimination puts people at a disadvatnage but find it harder to recognise that this converys an advantage to those who are not facing that discrmination.