TTh 3:00-4:15 p.m., Shingleton Hall 8

Friday, February 22, 2013

More on Racism and White Privilege

Thanks for a great discussion in class today on racism and white privilege in apartheid era South Africa (as depicted in David's Story) and in the contemporary United States. Classmate Danielle Furr reminded me of Peggy McIntosh's great list of white privileges in her paper "Unpacking Your Invisible Knapsack." Here's McIntosh's list, with thanks to Danielle for supplying it. Let's continue this conversation. In the meantime, take note of McIntosh's list. How many items of privilege do you carry around without even thinking about them?

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