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Black Lives Matter AC on Dismantling White Privilege

In late June, residents gathered with Black Lives Matter AC to gain greater insight on the various factors contributing to White Privilege and the underlying influences aiding its survival.  Several questions were considered, including the definition of privilege, why it exists, who it impacts, and how it can be dismantled. Michael Cluff, who has a background in Cognitive Psychology, tapped into the “science of privilege” with hopes of revealing elements that may help to dismantle its existence.  He discussed how we essentially have two brains—one automatic, one reflective—that process our social environments. He showed how our automatic brain makes shortcuts, which lead to