Methinks the "white privilege" crowd has jumped the shark with this one:
The University of Iowa’s student newspaper has announced the discovery of a special privilege which intelligent people acquire as an accident of birth. This new privilege — called “cognitive privilege” — functions in essentially the same way as white privilege...I teach in a public school and live in a 1240 sf house. What has my cognitive privilege gotten for me? That I've avoided two of the faults in the Animal House quote above? Yeah, hate me for that.
As with skin color and much else, Daily Iowan author Dan Williams argues, people have no control over how smart they are. Life is a huge cosmic lottery full of winners and losers.