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An Uplifting Collection, a Fierce Collection, a Terrifying Collection, a Hopeful Collection

As I read the news and social media about two terrible things that happened in August, I started collecting the articles and videos that spoke to me most personally. 318 more words

What's Your Cause?

On My Mixed Experience with “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”

I have this peculiar, twofold, scrambled-egg relationship with “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” the oft-quoted, seminal article written by Peggy McIntosh in the late 1980s. 1,811 more words

Black Angst: Outside The Quite Visible Black Backpack

A professor at Seattle Pacific University recently told me that she requires her students to read Peggy McIntosh’s essay, White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. My gut reaction was that of delight and satisfaction. 671 more words


Knapsacking Up Introduction

I remember the exact moment I became a feminist.

I was a junior in college, taking Human Relations a year early because the terrible professor who usually taught the course was on a sabbatical. 296 more words


test for white privilege

“If you answer mostly no, then congratulations, you have white privilege.

When you want to join a prestigious social club, do you wonder if your race will make it difficult for you to join? 326 more words