The Misuse of power by Privileged and Harassment of Underprivileged classes

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Written By:– Aayushi Singh


Meaning of Privilege:

A special right or advantage that only one person or group has. A special advantage or opportunity that gives you advantage or opportunity that gives you great pleasure.

Privilege is related to our social class society based on things like income, occupation, and education level. Class privilege really revolves around our access to resources like money. People within different social classes share a number of characteristics, generally speaking. Namely, they tend to have similar levels of education, similar types of occupations, and similar levels of access to things like health care.

Simply put, money provides us with the opportunity for things like better housing and schooling. Class privilege allows us to live in better neighbourhoods, drive a nicer car, and afford medical care if we get sick or hurt. Class privilege also says something about our group membership. For example, upper or middle class residents can lobby their local politician for more benefits without looking like they want a hand-out, as one tends to assume people from lower classes are doing.

Privilege is often taken for granted or invisible, meaning we have a hard time seeing it when we ourselves have it, and we have a hard time seeing when others don’t have the privilege. Privileged education, in private schools, provides the platform for future unassailable confidence, disarming sincerity, captivating charm, and understated authority. It also makes for articulate and confident individuals with high self-esteem.

The combination of parental aspirations, family resources, and excellent education lays a firm foundation for later success. Children’s levels of achievement are usually closely linked to their parents’ background. The privileged background of many elected representatives also argues that many advantages are inherited rather than inherent.

We can say that those who having privilege are; upper class, politicians, and those who belongs to the higher authority, who work at higher level or the people who belongs to the rich family. People who are politicians or government employee having a privilege is a certain entitlement to the immunity granted by the state or another authority to a restricted group, these can be revoked in the certain circumstances. A special privileges granted as by a law or constitution to an individual or group to the exclusion of others and for the common right introduced a bill that would provide for special privileges such as tariff and other subsidies to domestic corporations the board.

Privileges are grant for the people those who are in higher authority and belongs to higher class. Sometimes they also misuse that power for their betterment for their upliftment and also try to surprise the lower class people.

Underprivileged People:

Someone underprivileged who doesn’t have the advantages other people have. Underprivileged people are basically lives in poverty they are basically poor peoples. A priviliges is a right or an advantage, and people who are underprivileged having lack of such rights and advantages peoples who are underprivileged also don’t get proper educations; because of lack of education and knowledge they often don’t get jobs for their betterment higher authority always surprise lower people and because of lack knowledge they are not able to fulfil there dreams.

Those peoples are basically don’t have money not able to pay for there healthy food, or good medical care. Underprivileged people often go to the worst schools too, which is one of another disadvantages.

Misuse of power by Privileged and Harassment of Underprivileged Class:

Abuse of power or abuse of authority in the form of malfeasance in office or misconduct, is the common things of an unlawful conduct, done in official capacity, which affect all the official capability.  In any successful business, there will be certain people who have more power than others. If wielded appropriately, power can influence others in a positive way. If misused, power manifests as dictatorial and bullying behaviour Abuse of power in the workplace also is used to promote self-interests rather than what’s best for the team. In your policy manual, define acceptable and unacceptable behaviours. Be specific about the type of behaviours that stem from the misuse of power. State that it is forbidden and that the consequences include termination.

Misuse of power at workplaces: Power and corruption seem to have a complex and bidirectional relationship. In societies which accept corruption as part of life, power appears to attract the corrupt and those in power encourage corruption. People who are at higher authority always have some special power; they often also used in manner they also discourage people who belongs to lower class.


We often seen many cases regarding misuse of power, harassment in workplaces. The higher authority always used this power in terms of their benefits and try to minimise others people chances. People who having privilege are basically well being or belongs to high class family. Underprivilege people are mainly who belongs to lower class don’t have enough education or knowledge they are basically poor peoples. They don’t get enough things for their livelihood. Government should work on this for there betterments.


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