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Anthropology 104Reading Response 2| White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible KnapsackName:Randi SarfTA Name:ShahanaDiscussion Section Number:325Semester and Year:Spring 2020Getting StartedWelcome to your second Reading Response assignment for Anthropology 104! Please add your information to this template (above) and save it in Microsoft Word .docxor .doc format.Make sure the filename includes your nameand the name 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 biologically real, race has remained a powerful framework through which many people see human diversity. Imagined categories of race 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 that systematically 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 on purpose. 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 white privilege. To do so, she created a list of some of the ways that she saw white privilege operating in her life. For this assignment you will her article and reflect on it.Reading Response 1| Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”Instructions & Expectations Before you begin this writing assignment, read “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” (available as a PDF onCanvas). Each answer should be written using full sentences and should be 100 – 200 words.

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