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Understanding White Privilege Essential for Africa Europe Youth Cooperation

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



“He doesn’t beg. He doesn’t thank you for what you give him,

because you are only giving him what he should have had a hundred years ago.” … 1,733 more words

A Summary of "In Pursuit of Excellence"

In this essay, the author uses the works of Peggy McIntosh and Kenji Yoshino, drawing on their concepts of privilege systems and covering, respectively, to address the issue of men’s portrayal in the media. 172 more words

How to unpack the "Invisible Knapsack" in high school.

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


Unpacking White Privilege and why I started this blog

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