346 Group Exercize, Race

346 Group Exercize, Race - Conceptualizing Race and Racism...

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Conceptualizing Race and Racism Soc 346 Group Exercise Prof. Thing Peggy McIntosh: “White Privilege: Unpack the Invisible Knapsack” 1. Describe in a few sentences describe the “invisible knapsack” of racial privilege that Whites have. What types of privileges are in the knapsack? Using the intersectionality framework, discuss how this knapsack is different depending on gender and class. 2. What does McIntosh mean by “unearned advantage” and “conferred dominance”? How do Whites, Men, Heterosexuals, and middle- and upper-class people benefit from them? Patricia J. Williams: “Of Race and Risk” 1. Briefly describe the situation that Williams finds herself in this article. 2. Since the bank introduced the new terms of the agreement as a matter of “Risk” and not “Race,” then are we to assume that their action were not racist? What does Williams think? How does this relate to the issue of racial profiling ? (How) Is racial profiling racist? Why or why not?
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