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The White Privilege of ‘Adulting’

Some of us didn’t have the luxury of choosing to learn life skills

A black woman folds clothes while sitting in her sofa in her living room. There are heaps of clothes.
Photo: Isadora Romero/Getty Images

I don’t think there’s a recent term that irritates me more than “adulting.”

Seeing posts or hearing people say, “I just made rent. Adulting!” and expecting people to give them a medal for being responsible or doing something basic makes me seethe. Because I notice many…



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