Posted on October 1, 2020 by Noon van der Silk

Inspired by this recent paper - Towards decolonising computational sciences - I thought it might be a nice idea to write down a list of privileges that I can identify I have. I’ll probably update this list as I think of them.

My list:

These things have helped me get jobs in the past. Some of them are traits that you can improve, as well as baseline things thare are out of my control to some degree (i.e. mental health; certainly it can be improved, but certainly it’s not all my doing.)

I also found this: Privilege Checklist from this Social Justice Training program, that is a very good starting point for building a comprehensive list. This feels like a great exercise for teams to get together and think about.

What’s your list?