White Privilege : Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack Essay

1213 Words Mar 7th, 2016 null Page
There are many people who say that discrimination does not exist anymore however, it still exists and it is seen publicly. Many people try to avoid it and some people point out and try to stand up for the truth. The discrimination between different races lead to disadvantages because people start to find difference between them which make them greedy. In the article “Acting White”, by Kriston Coke, she discusses how people are being discriminated against publicly. She agrees that white people are not being discriminated when they try to act like a black person, but black people will be judged when they try to act like a white person. Similarly, the article, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh displays how white people are taught to see the society as white dominance. She argues that white people have the status in the society to see themselves as higher than anyone else. McIntosh provide examples of how certain race of people are willing to be around their race in the fear of being discriminated. McIntosh and Coke both argue that “white privilege” have impacted largely when it comes to white people and not being judged whereas black people cannot escape the discrimination. In order to prove their point, both draw upon their personal experiences. Ultimately, McIntosh insights describes more generally the social trends that Coke struggles with personally. Coke argues that black people have to act certain way in order to avoid the…

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