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The Great Leg Up: What it Means to be Privileged

  Last year I was filling out a grant application for my business and came across this question: Do you identify as a visible minority or a member of a marginalized community? The question gave me pause. I considered. I am a South Asian woman; the first generation in my family to be born outside of India. I’ve seen this question a bunch of times in the past. I can’t recall what I checked back then, but I’m pretty sure it was Yes. This time, after a few moments, I checked No. Allow me to explain. And as the chaos resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine rages on, I cannot think of a more appropriate time to consider what it is to be Privileged....

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