White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Peggy McIntosh, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” 1989

A well-known and oft-quoted and referred to piece in which McIntosh lists a number of examples of “white privilege,” focusing in on the idea of privilege as reflected in structures and practices around her. While not specific to teaching, many of the examples she lists are the kinds of everyday things many people do, both in the classroom and outside of it.

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