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Chapter 4 - Why am I always being told to "check my privilege"?
Understanding Privilege: Definitions
Understanding Privilege: Video
Understanding Privilege: Ebooks
Privilege: A Reader (Ebook) by
Publication Date: 2016-07-12
Privilege is about more than being white, wealthy, and male--as Michael Kimmel, Abby Ferber, and a range of contributors make clear in this timely anthology. In an era when "diversity" is too often shorthand for "of color" and/or "female," the personal and analytical essays in this collection explore the multifaceted nature of social location and consider how gender, class, race, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, and religion interact to create nuanced layers of privilege and oppression.
White Privilege (Ebook) by
Publication Date: 2019-11-12
Philosopher Shannon Sullivan cuts through the confusion and cross-talk to challenge what 'everybody knows' about white privilege. Using real-life examples, she offers a candid assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of the term, to present a better understanding of how race functions in our societies. She argues that white privilege is about more than race, that not only white people can have white privilege, and that feeling guilty about privilege can have a negative effect on the very people you feel guilty towards. In the end, she offers practical solutions for eliminating white privilege and building a fairer society.
White Privilege Unmasked: How To Be Part of the Solution by
Publication Date: 2019-03-21
All white people understand cultural differences from a platform of relative privilege, affecting their personal and professional interactions. How should they respond when confronted with this knowledge? This introductory book looks at the concept of whiteness, and shows how individuals can 'unmask' their own whiteness and take meaningful steps to break down unconscious bias and structural racism. Exploring how colonial history resulted in white privilege, this book examines how that privilege manifests today in a culturally diverse world, and the links between the rise in far-right politics and anti-immigration rhetoric that led to Brexit and Donald Trump's election.
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.