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Honors 11: Fortgang and McIntosh on White Privilege

We started the hour in small groups discussing and sharing our thoughts/responses to Fortgang and McIntosh, the readings from yesterday. We then came back together as a class to discuss key moments in their arguments/claims, and questions that stem from their conversations about the concept of white privilege and checking one’s privilege. 32 more words

Honors 11

Honors 11: Introduction to Final Unit

We first introduced the unit calendar for the last three weeks before finals after filling out our globalization essay rubrics. Afterwards, we read and discussed… 109 more words

Honors 11

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

I am posting this article for three reasons:

  1. This was my very first introduction to white privilege, and it changed my life.
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Racial Justice

Unpacking the invisible fanny pack of male pastor privilege

In my Sixth Sense voice: “I see fanny packs.”

Peggy McIntosh saw a knapsack in 1989. First appearing in Peace and Freedom Magazine, her now famous article, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” included a list of white privileges or social benefits for those who identify as a white person in America. 946 more words

Female Leadership

Post #10: White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

“Whites are taught to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative, and average, and also ideal, so that when we work to benefit others, this is seen as work that will allow them to be more like us.” – Elizabeth Minnich…

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The Denial of White Privilege

The first time I read the essay by Peggy McIntosh on white privilege in college I shook my head in agreement. Then, we discussed the essay in class. 938 more words


"What Is White Privilege?": Something You Would Barely Notice Unless It Were Suddenly Taken Away

Taking it for granted that when you’re shopping alone, you probably won’t be followed or harassed.

Knowing that if you ask to speak to “the person in charge,” you’ll almost certainly be facing… 764 more words