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Rutgers-Camden Anti-Racism Book Study (Fall 2020): So You Want to Talk About Race: Chapter 4

Chapter 4 - Why am I always being told to "check my privilege"?

Understanding Privilege: Video

Film: White Like Me

Understanding Privilege: Ebooks

Understanding Privilege: The Invisible Knapsack

In her groundbreaking 1989 essay, Peggy Mcintosh described white privilege as "an invisible package of unearned assets, which I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was ‘meant’ to remain oblivious" and "an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, code books, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks”." Read her work on privilege below.

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