Essay on White Privilege : Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack

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Over the past couple of weeks we have been on the topic of privilege, which is something that has been around for hundreds of years. From whites and blacks to even men and women there has been always some sort of privilege in some form. One of the readings that was interesting was “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”. It has been twenty years since Peggy McIntoch wrote this article, and every thing that she has written is still relevant today. Right away in the beginning of her article she talks about how women don’t have the same privilege’s as men. That topic has been around for hundreds of years from not being able to vote to not being able to get the same education as a man. She make’s this statement within her article, “They may say they will work to improve women’s statues, in society, the university, or the curriculum, but they can’t or won’t support the idea of lessening men’s” (McIntoch 175) I believe that my ideas towards privilege against women by men has never changed. I always believe that this was around and could change towards a greater privilege in having equal rights. Historically this has been around for hundreds of years and we have been making greater steps in having equal rights for both men and women. Not just women received privilege difference, but many racial privileges have effected the society we live in today. Whites tend to be at the top to the race category which has effected many other races, because of it. Within the article…

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