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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


Adopted from “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh

“I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group”

Daily effects of white privilege… 682 more words


Shifting View of Privilege

I picked up Molly Crabapple’s memoir Drawing Blood on Monday. I’ve enjoyed it immensely. Her writing conveys the strength and intelligence coupled with the very real fear that women have that they might be assaulted by a douchebag. 529 more words