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Living the American Dream, or 100 Ways that I Benefit from White Supremacy

by Matthew Chase

As a sociology undergraduate, one of the first readings I had been ever exposed to was Peggy McIntosh’s White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (1989), which dissected the unearned societal advantages conferred to white people. 2,410 more words

Race And Ethnicity

Woman of the Month: Muriel Siebert

Woman of the Month is a feature on my blog where each month I highlight a woman in the world who I think garners recognition. I started this mainly to increase Girl Power and empowerment, and because there’s a lot of women I feel are overlooked and I wanted to bring attention to them. 238 more words

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Woman of the Month: Peggy McIntosh

Woman of the Month is a feature on my blog where each month I highlight a woman in the world who I think garners recognition. I started this mainly to increase Girl Power and empowerment, and because there’s a lot of women I feel are overlooked and I wanted to bring attention to them. 136 more words

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Tired of Talking about Privilege

Last Sunday, during a program at my college about how to create needed social change, I observed a few of the white students tuning out.  One fell asleep.  599 more words

ACKNOWLEDGE WHITE PRIVILEGE

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When I first saw the photos of the march through the University of Virginia’s campus, of white faces oiled by sweat and contorted by rage and chants, lit by the flames of tiki torches, a small flicker of surprise almost went unnoticed amidst the chill of horror that climbed up my spine. 1,097 more words

Politics

White Privilege

Racism makes me uncomfortable because it’s illegal where I live. But racism always and every day makes me uncomfortable because it’s an attack. Or it’s an unfair restriction that’s put on a person or onto a group of people because of their race. 2,516 more words

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