Privilege And White Privilege : Privilege Essay

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Privilege and white privilege is there a difference? The text states that White privilege is “a set of advantaged and or immunities that white people benefit from on a daily basis beyond those common to all others” (Avakian, 2003). As I searched privilege and read different terms I understood it as, a special right like an advantage, something granted to a particular person or group of people. Though there is a difference between the two I can see why the term Privilege is attached to “White”. White people are often unaware of the position they are placed in by society. With this paper I will navigate us through topics that include, the relationship between classes and race in the United States, the invisibility of privilege, and also the role privilege has in our lives.
Many Americans practice a habit which is very much ignorant and its suggesting that white people are the superior or a dominate race, that they are better than any other race. Though many might think otherwise, I for one don’t feel like my race or “People” are better than any other. Yes we might not look the same but we are all equal an there’s a beauty in that because we can all lean, learn, teach, speak and share with one another. As I read the essays given, I noticed that most of the text was the same information but all from different writers. I read that Whites, don’t acknowledge the feeling of dominance over other races. I read from McIntosh in the Unpacking the invisible Knapsack, “Silence and denial…

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