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Unformatted text preview: Zi Shun Chen response 8 McIntosh/ White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack In calling for women's equality, it doesn't equal to support the idea of lessening men's power. Everyone in the society are interlocked by hierarchy, there must be one group having privilege over the others. Privilege may or may not be obvious, but it definitely exists. It’s a form of oppression, but it might not be realized as it is. it may be appears in areas like job, freedom of speech, one's profusion of options, attitude towards one, security, children's development, and even the modeling role. White privilege is an elusive and fugitive subject. it's based on the myth hat all whites are meritocracy. By granting privilege to one group, it's decreasing what other groups deserved. All of the interlocking oppression are either active (visible) or embedded (taught not to be seen) form. If one, especially one from the privileged group, wants to change the seen) form....
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course SOC 2 taught by Professor Jones during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.
- Winter '08