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Peggy McIntosh’s Classic Knapsack

A classic short piece on White Privilege by Peggy McIntosh.  White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.

Peggy uses her insight as a white woman to create a list of 50 “daily effects of white privilege in
my life”:

#11. I can be casual about whether or not to listen to another person’s voice in a group in which s/he is the
only member of his/her race.

#27. I can go home from most meetings of organizations I belong to feeling somewhat tied in, rather than
isolated, out-of-place, outnumbered, unheard, held at a distance or feared.

#34. I can worry about racism without being seen as self-interested or self-seeking.