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Anthropology 104uReading Response 2| White Privilege: Unpacking the InvisibleKnapsackName:Kaylee StevensonSemester and Year:Fall Semester 2020TA Name:Ellen HebdenDiscussion Section Number:339Getting StartedWelcome to your second Reading Response assignment for Anthropology 104!Please add your information tothis template (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 reading itself (“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh) is available onCanvas.BackgroundDespite consistent efforts over the last century by scholars to counter the inaccurate belief that races arebiologically 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 atthe norms, patterns, and policies that create and reproduce access to power, resources, and opportunities inways that systematically disadvantage people of color. Related to racism is a system that equally contributes toracial 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 herown white privilege. To do so, she created a list of some of the ways that she saw white privilege operating inher life. For this assignment 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” (availableas a PDF on Canvas).Each answer should be written using full sentences and should be100 – 200 words.DUE DATE:Read the instructions about Grading and Submission for this assignment on Canvas.