White Privilege

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Department
Curriculum and Instruction
Course
EDEC 248
Professor
Lerona Dana Lewis
Semester
Fall

Description
WHITE PRIVILEGE  men say women are disadvantaged but don’t say they’re over-privileged themselves  say they’ll work to improve women’s status but won’t support idea of lessening men’s status  whites have a privileged that minority groups do not have  whites taught to not recognize white privilege as males taught to not recognize male privilege  “white privilege is like an invisible weightless backpack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools and blank checks” page 1  many don’t realize they are being oppressive  whites are taught their lives are morally neutral, normative, average, ideal so we work to benefit others  country isn’t actually free, one’s life is not what they make it, many door open for certain people through no virtues of their own  those who have white privilege take advantage of daily experiences ie/ can look outside and be represented by own race  need a more finely differentiated taxonomy of privilege  skin colour an asset  as whites made to feel comfortable, confident & oblivious, others made confident, uncomforta
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