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"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

Being an Ally to the Black Community

When I first read “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh, my jaw hung open. As I read McIntosh’s list of daily effects of white privilege, I felt absolutely overcome with emotion. 449 more words

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Permission to Escape

By Shane Sanford

Within the melting pot of our culturally diverse southern California, the term “white privilege” seems outdated, an unjust racism over which our great country has spilled much blood of its own to eventually resolve into a peaceful, understanding and tolerant hegemony. 445 more words

White Privilege

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