Are You Aware of Your Right Privilege?

It’s hard being left-handed in a society that caters to righties

Shane Paul Neil
LEVEL
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6 min readJul 1, 2021

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Photo: Tasha Jolley/Unsplash

It all started pretty innocently. I was playing around on TikTok (don’t judge me) and someone asked, “What is something you’ll get a lot of hate for if you say it out loud?”

My answer?

“Right-handedness is one of the worst kinds of supremacy out there.”

The response was overwhelming. As I write this, the video has been seen 115,000 times and retweeted 1,500 times, has roughly 200 direct comments, and has been liked more than 2,500 times.

I clearly touched a nerve.

“Right supremacy” is a phrase I’ve used half-jokingly for some time. Between it sounding close enough to White supremacy to catch the ear and its inherent ring of truth, I was surprised someone hadn’t coined the term a long time ago. Maybe they did, and I’m late for the party. I didn’t know just how much the term would resonate.

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Shane Paul Neil
LEVEL
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