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White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
"I think whites are carefully taught not to recognize white privilege, as males are taught not to recognize male privilege. So I have begun in an untutored way to ask what it is like to have white privilege. I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets that I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was 'meant' to remain oblivious."

7. I can be sure that my children will be given curricular materials that testify to the existence of their race.
11. I can arrange to protect my children most of the time from people who might not like them.
13. I can speak in public to a powerful male group without putting my race on trial.
15. I am never asked to speak for all the people of my racial group.

"For me white privilege has turned out to be an elusive and fugitive subject. The pressure to avoid it is great, for in facing it I must give up the myth of meritocracy"
peggy_mcintosh  wayne.edu  essay  white  privilege  writing  culture  society  1990s  1990  racism  denial  male  gender  womens_studies  list  power  dominance  america  discrimination  escape  system 
june 2013 by cluebucket

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