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All) The Invisible knapsack of white privilege concept is the fact that all people are still treated differently based on the color of their skin except for whites. Racism today is not always the same as racism in the past. Horrific incidents of overt racism still occur and hate groups still exist, but the racism of today is much more subtle than the past. As Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "The absence of brutality and unregenerate evil is not the presence of justice." The racism that exists today quietly benefits and privileges whites in terms of what they receive from systems and society. For example I was in line at a bar and there was a group of black men and they all where carded, but as soon as we got to the front of the line my …show more content…
Another form of invisible knapsacks of privilege is money or wealth. Some have a lot of it and some do not but it is something you need to have to survive. In our society these ‘things’ have a cost to them, it can be an emotional or physical cost, but the cost usually has a dollar sign attached to them therefore it is a privilege to have money. Our society is run by money and the love of money has led many people in our society in a wrong direction, pursuing one thing, fortune and glory. Here I am, I have a job that pays, and it pays well. I have a girlfriend who costs too much. I have a car that sometimes breaks down and can potentially cause financial disaster, plus the insurance. My rent and bills are outlandish. I am paying entirely too much to receive this higher education, for what, to make money and to live the American dream. Money is the heart, lungs, brain, and spinal cord of our society, and many people surrender their souls for money. It is an increasable ability to have money. It can open up doors that someone without money could not open. Without money you cannot get that tip top higher education you want.

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1) My biggest sphere of influence is the role that I have taken as a job, and it would have to do with me being a firefighter or a politician. With both roles in the public I could make a difference towards racism.
2, 3) I think to hold the power of trust and safety as a role model to the

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