Regan Pifer reports that an Iowan newspaper has announced another reason why people should feel guilty.
The University of Iowa’s student newspaper recently reported on the latest version of privilege.
We’ve heard being rich, white, athletic, or blonde is a privilege.
Now? Smart is a privilege. Or, a “cognitive privilege.”
According to The Daily Caller:
This new privilege — called “cognitive privilege” — functions in essentially the same way as white privilege…
…Garden-variety white privilege “is an important topic that deserves a public discussion,” the op-ed on “cognitive privilege” explains, but it is also “prudent to at least mention the wider concept contained therein: that of privilege itself.”
Privilege in general is “the receipt of certain benefits wholly through accident of birth and it is “undeniable that privilege itself is a reality,” the student newspaper explains.
As with skin color and much else, Daily Iowan author Dan Williams argues, people have no control over how smart they are. Life is a huge cosmic lottery full of winners and losers.
Cognitive privilege is one of “many kinds of privilege besides white privilege.”
This privileged researcher believes America will “be better able to discuss ‘white privilege’ and the ‘temperature-rising topic of racial privilege’ if it is able to admit the existence of ‘cognitive privilege.'”
But why is it important to point out someone’s privilege?
According to Williams, you must “remind them of the infinite number of experiences that are possible and the very large number of experiences that are actual that they know very little about.”
These privilege studies are the love child of Catholic guilt and liberal-psychoanalytical b.s.