18 Things White People Seem To Not Understand (Because, White Privilege)
10/04/2014 § Leave a comment
Inspired by Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”, an excerpt from a longer essay available for $10.00 from the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women.
I don’t wake up every morning with the intention of pissing you off, I swear, and whether or not you believe it, I’m here to help you. I want you to recognize that on a daily basis, you hold a set of advantages and immunities that are a direct result of the oppression of people of colour. That doesn’t sound nice, does it? Makes you squirm in your chair a bit and maybe feel a little uncomfortable, right?
But here’s the thing – I’m not here to make you feel comfortable, that’s not my job. I’m here to erase the invisibility of the privileges you have that continue to help maintain white supremacy. I’m here to show you what your…
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