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SY101 November 10, 2016 Peggy McIntosh -Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (1990) -“White privilege puts me at an advantage” -“Unearned kin privilege” -Ex) shopping, traveling (boarder security) Whiteness Ruth Frankenberg -A position of structural advantage -A standpoint -A set of invisible cultural practices Social Construction -Race/ethnicity: Is this a social construction -The hierarchy of power that comes with race reproduces systems of inequality The Indian? -I’m NOT the Indian you had in mind -Helps with understanding how representation about reproducing representation is seen -Writer Thomas King Racism Institutionalized -Systematically oppresses by denying or excluding on the basis of race/ethnicity

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