Because I still have this sad, hopeless belief that the people featured on this blog will actually listen when people explain things to them, I made a handy-dandy chart in an attempt to explain marginalization versus minority status.

It’s true that some minorities are marginalized … but some minorities are just that: a small subsection of the larger population. Blue-eyed people, former presidents, otherkin, tulpamancers, Mormons, people who actually like Project Runway: all of these small populations are minorities, but they AREN’T marginalized. In other words, they do not face systemic prejudice, bigotry, and oppression simply for being who they are.