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University of Toronto Scarborough
Maggie Cummings

White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack Peggy McIntosh · Men are over-privileged and women are disadvantaged · Men would try to improve women’s status in society, in university and in curriculum, but they cant or wont support the idea of lessening men’s · Men deny that they have advantages n cuz of these denials , male privilege is being protected from being fully acknowledged, lessened, or ended · White privilege exists but denied and protected · Whites were taught that racism is sumtin that puts others as a disadvantagement, and also been taught not to see one of its corollary aspects, white privilege, which puts them an advantage · As males r taught not to recognize male privilege, whites r taught not to recognize white privilege · White privilege is a package of unearned assets that you can count on cashing out in each day o Its like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks · Whites are taught to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative, and average and also ideal, so that when they work to benefit others, this is seen as work that will allow “ppl” to be more like “them”. Daily Effects of White Privilege: · Conditions that are attached somewhat more to skin colour privilege than to class, religion, ethnic status, or geographic location · Daily effects of white privilege in a white’s life:  Basically, white can do way more than others can  So like they find their cultural music, food in marke
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