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Your Hardships Don't Erase White Privilege

I could tell she felt awkward. Concern was written all over her face. Her pale skin had turned slightly pink. Her eyebrows were furrowed. Her words were clear but filled with emotion. 207 more words


White Privilege

Reading reports from a conference on “white privilege” held at the University of Florida, local “immigrant” Diana Yahaira Vasquez Alban, couldn’t help but empathize with the… 896 more words


White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

By Peggy McIntosh, associate director of the Wellesley Collage Center for Research on Women

I decided to try to work on myself at least by identifying some of the daily effects of white privilege in my life. 1,248 more words


Honors 11: McIntosh, Fortgang, Du Bois and Stevenson

First hour finished watching this 2012 TED talk by Bryan Stevenson, an African American human rights lawyer who discussed the concept of identity and the injustice surrounding the justice system titled “We need to talk about an injustice”. 154 more words

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Honors 11: Survey Results and Intro to Du Bois

We discussed the results of the survey regarding our unit that we took in class today. As this took the majority of the hour, we had to push off our McIntosh discussion until Monday. 115 more words

Honors 11

Why Singapore needs to avoid a US-Centric view of racism

Of the countless school lectures I’ve sat in, this one stuck with me. It was a crash course of sorts on the concept of racism, and we watched videos of social experiments revealing that many white by-standers would not intervene when a black person is publicly abused. 1,683 more words


A Redneck's Reminder: Bringing Me Back to My Knapsack

As the video from the self-proclaimed former-racist redneck “Dixon White” is becoming viral, I can’t help but be reminded of the first time I encountered… 1,004 more words