SOCIAL PSYCH- Article: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, By Peggy McIntosh

This article on white privilege was one of the first written and widely read, it was groundbreaking at the time (1988-ish).   I’m assigning it to you for reading so that we can discuss it next session (it’s only a few pages so it shouldn’t be too much).  The issue of white privilege is a topic that many people tend to gloss over because it’s uncomfortable- and this article does a great job examining that (Peggy McIntoch, the author, is/was the director of feminist/women’s studies at her university, so she comes at the issue comparing it to male privilege).

Here’s the PDF of the article

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