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Anthropology 104Reading Response 2| White Privilege: Unpacking the InvisibleKnapsackName:Angel MayoTA Name:Peng AiDiscussion Section Number:Disc 342Semester and Year:Fall 2019Getting StartedWelcome to your second Reading Response assignment for Anthropology 104!Please add your information to thistemplate (above) and save it in Microsoft Word.docxor.docformat.Make sure the filename includesyour nameand thename of the assignment(RR2).(Example)RR2 Wendy Liu.docxThis assignment template contains the instructions and questions you need to complete for this assignment.The readingitself (“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh) is available on Canvas.BackgroundDespite consistent efforts over the last century by scholars to counter the inaccurate belief that races are biologicallyreal, race has remained a powerful framework through which many people see human diversity. Imagined categories ofrace shape cultural institutions – schools, places of worship, media, political parties, economic practices, etc. – in the U.S.and elsewhere.Anthropologists study the ways racism is embedded in the structures of society. In other words, they look at the norms,patterns, and policies that create and reproduce access to power, resources, and opportunities in ways thatsystematically disadvantage people of color. Related to racism is a system that equally contributes to racial inequities.That system is white privilege. White privilege is not something that white people always do, create, or enjoy onpurpose. Rather, white privilege is a preference for whiteness that saturates U.S. society.In this exercise, we’ll consider some of the ways that white privilege works.Peggy McIntosh, a women’s studies scholar, wrote a now-famous article in 1989 in which she considered her own whiteprivilege. To do so, she created a list of some of the ways that she saw white privilege operating in her life. For thisassignment you will her article and reflect on it.Reading Response 1| Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege: Unpacking theInvisible Knapsack”Instructions & ExpectationsBefore you begin this writing assignment, read “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” (available as a PDF onCanvas).