Recommended Reading and Viewing on White Privilege

As mentioned in class, here is a short article by Peggy McIntosh on recognizing white privilege. The aim, is not to demonize of blame white individuals, but to help them recognize their advantage (and the disadvantage of ethnic others) as a result of larger systemic and structural forces. It also opens the possibility of moving from discomfort or guilt toward more productive coalitions, alliance, and collaboration.

And a short clip from the popular show Modern Family that obliquely illustrates the importance of allies: http://www.trailercodes.com/tv/modern-family–chirp/blinded-by-the-spotlight

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