After reading Peggy McIntosh’s “Unpacking the Knapsack of White Privilege,” answer the following questions in your own words. You do not need to repeat the question in your answer.
What is white privilege?
How is white privilege similar to male privilege?
Describe a kind of privilege you enjoy that others don’t (class, race, color, sex, ability, sexuality, etc.):
Describe a time when you have been (mis)judged because of your race, ethnicity, ability, class, sexuality, and/or sex:
Choose one example of white privilege on McIntosh’s list that you found interesting. Why?
What do you think McIntosh means by the “myth of meritocracy?” How does white privilege contradict this myth?
McIntosh describes white privilege as systemic rather than something one is born into or “lucks” into. How does white privilege work systematically to empower some and disempower others?
What does McIntosh mean by “unearned advantage” and “conferred dominance?”
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