The term is stupid because while these hippie liberals think these minor social problems are big in America and that those affected by them have their lives ruined by any kind of "hatred" here, they think therefor the same social issues are a big deal for the rest of the world, but they forget that places like Somalia exist, where you will be murdered just for being alive, let alone being white or gay.
Why was she yelling at him?
Some black lady with an enormous ass walked by and he checked her out. Apparently this is degrading and holds bootylicious black women back from succeeding in life like he has.
How does she know hes had a successful life?
She knows because hes white.
Unfortunately, this has been used against straight white males due to the fact that society has depicted them to be racists, homophobes, sexists and just a huge problem to society in general. To use "check your priviledge" simply because one is a white, straight male is as ignorant as the sheltered opinion they may have not said or believed in the first place. Anyone can make a sheltered opinion no matter what their sexual orientation, race or gender may be.
Person 1: "You know, I don't understand why poor people are poor. They should just get jobs"
Person 2: "Check your privilege"
Derogatory term used against white, straight males:
Person 1: *looks at a woman's butt*
Person 2: "OH MY GOD CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE YOU ARE OFFENSIVE TO WOMEN!!!11"
Person 1: "...What?"
1. If the ghetto is so bad, why don't they just move out?
2. Is racism really even an issue anymore?
3. If they're so poor, they should just get a better job.
4. Well of course they're losing their house, it was a poor investment. Serves them right.
5. My parents worked hard so I don't need a handout.
A phrase to check your friends when they're bitching, grumbling and fussing over something super petty, i.e. a boy, girl, ego, service, materialism, from ruining a good time in the moment with you.
A phrase to check anyone who is immodest, pretentious and wildly smug of their wealth, material, looks and status and has no comprehension that their quality of life was largely due to luck where they born and how they were raised. And some of these types of people also do nothing to help others or community and have a crazy sense of entitlement and selfishness.
"It'll turn up.. You'll find it"
"I need it now! I can't live without my fucking phone dude!" (starts crying or really panicky)
"Check your privilege! We're gonna be late!"
"Oh my god, the bartender is such a bitch. I do NOT liker her. And these drinks are not that strong, and my food is freaking cold! So not tipping!
"Check your privilege, you better tip or I'm gonna have to tip for you!
(Danish girl) "Shit, I can't see the doctor til Friday and I have class that day.. and I wanted to fly out right after for holiday.
(American guy) "pfft! I can't even afford to see a doctor for my major illness, nor afford college in my extortionate inhumane country, check your privilege!
(Haiti girl) "bitches please! I live with no electricity, scraps for food, no shelter, no clean water and grim chance for a prosperous future, and the only healthcare I came close to was seeing Sean Penn in the distance once when I was bleeding in a puddle of slop, check YOUR privilege!