Many-a-time, the discussion about white privilege revolves around the topic of race relations between white and black people in the United States of America, and many mistakenly think that it is literally an issue of white verses black. 1,156 more words
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How do you talk about privilege in the classroom?
In a lot of schools, the unfortunate answer is: you don’t. But if you’re reading this, you likely have some interest in the topic. 862 more words
Peggy McIntosh wrote her famed essay “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack of White Privilege” in 1988, the year I was born. In it McIntosh describes how she came to be aware of her own white privilege similar to men’s male privilege, which, as a women’s study professor, she had spent her career examining. 528 more words