White Privilege In The Burning Times

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“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” Bringham Young (GoodReads, 2015) Women have a tendency of starting a new view or a new idea. It is from women’s beliefs and values that changing times have come for more values and more beliefs. From looking at Women’s Suffrage, White supremacy, and stereotypes, you can see how women have impacted today’s society and my life. The video The Burning Times let us experience what it was like to be a woman in the 1500s. This brought around the marginalization of women. The witches were condemned as devil worshipers and seen as healers not witches in the beginning. The hat was a symbol of knowledge, and the cauldron was a symbol of life and power. Eventually it…show more content…
It might not be seen but still operating. White privilege, is often rendered invisible but is one of the most common forms of racism and racialism. Most successful businesses and companies are often (96%) run by men (Power, SWLF-3446-FA501_2015 (Women and Social Welfare ( BRACE )), 2015). After analyzing Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” I realize how many of these quotes and statements that I did not realize as a white female I either felt or was surprised people have to deal with. For example “I can chose blemish cover or bandages in flesh color that more or less matches my skin.” (McIntosh, 2015) As a white girl in university I had no idea that there were not band aids or blemish cover in every colour. I know there are so many different band aids with different cartoon characters on them so why can’t companies like Johnson & Johnson make band aids with different skin colours. There are even more types and companies that create blemish cover, so with that many companies and different shades of concealer that can be made slightly different to make everyone feel beautiful. According to the movie watched in class Whitewashed people believed by coming to North America and escaping the Europeans they believed they were coming to rights and upper class. We got turned into White people by assimilation. It is because of the added colour of other nationalities that we ended up being called the whites. But there is no need for the privilege too. Europeans changed themselves completely, angloconformity, conforming to this dominant white culture. White people don’t see ourselves as a white person but other people and other cultures see us as white people. According to Whitewashed, to be white in a white supremacist society is to deny the idea of racism. (George, 2013). In our culture though the history of blacks and coloured are looked back on as people with diseases and

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