Tags » Peggy McIntosh

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


Joseph Conrad is not a "bloody racist"

“The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a slightly different complexion or slightly flatter nose than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look at it too much” (Conrad 5). 580 more words

Academic Writing

WTF Friday

WTF Friday

This week’s WTF Friday brings you a delightful little essay from American arch-feminist and anti-racist activist, Peggy McIntosh, called White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.   3,110 more words