White Privilege Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack Summary

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In society and religion you can either unite individuals for agreeable achievements or continue to focus on the mistreatment and enduring of other individuals. In this essay I will be providing a rhetorical analysis of an essay called “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” By Peggy McIntosh. Also providing a secondary source by Tommie Shelby “Social, Identity and Group Solidarity, We Who Are Dark” explaining some of the similarities and differences of the two readings ,and the proper principles as to why I chose these two for my term paper. All throughout the beginning of my essay I will be identifying the particular strategies that the author McIntosh provides to appeal to her audience. The main purpose of her essay is to…show more content…
After that she provided several short organized statements regarding her proven thoughts of white privilege. They all provided minimum information to reflect on and be a helpful understanding to what white privilege is itself. As I said before these were advantages of her life and the things that she was proven granted as a white privilege. At this point McIntosh has gave multiple allegations of white privilege to her audience. For example some of the white privileges she stated she received things like: “I can easily find academic courses and institutions which give attention only to people of my race.” (McIntosh), and I can be sure that if I need legal or medical help, my race will not work against me. These are just two that caught my attention the most because many people of different races can actually relate to having difficulties in getting good legal health help, and also perfect education opportunities. Over all looking at the principles of the topic that McIntosh makes to get us to understand that white privilege exist makes me think about a reading I had read once before called “We Who Are Dark” by Tommie

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