Invisible Knapsack

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In the McIntosh article, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” my overview of this article for the reading assignment is that “white privilege,” as McIntosh states, is “an invisible package of unearned assets which I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was meant to remain oblivious.” This revelation came as she was writing an observation article on white male privilege in America. Her reviews in this area began in her discoveries of men’s unwillingness to recognize their over-advantage status, however they would concede the impediment condition of women. These denials protected male privilege from being acknowledged, diminished, or abridged. Her findings concerning unattended white privilege may be key to bigotry. She understood that while she was under the dominance of white men, she had predominance over ladies of another ethnic background, such as women of color. White privilege is seen as an unacknowledged and standard norm of the majority, however it is within this “unseen norm” that outlines the racial divides of this country. From…show more content…
Without a doubt, it will take more than enough effort and endurance to help fix the racial divides of this country. Also, males hold a strong position and status in this country; especially white men because of their race and gender they can control almost everything without touching it. For reading the article, there were “aha” moments and moments where issues of white privilege and male dominance were not surprising to me because of the media representations and the ongoing experiences I face when witnessing either one of these ordeals. I think I would like to learn more about white privilege in more details and surprising facts about it, then what I perceive it to
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