Let’s talk about privilege 🙂
For this assignment, please have a look at the readings linked below and answer the questions about privilege. I really wish that we would be able to have an in class discussion on this topic, but alas, hopefully we can have a robust online discussion for this topic!
Questions: （Please answer the question from an Asian perspective）
1. How is privilege defined in the articles? Is this a similar definition of privilege as your own?
2. Based off of your reading, how privileged do you think that YOU are in this country or society?
3. Have you ever been hurt for things about yourself that you cannot change? Explain if you feel comfortable. For example; ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, gender, sexuality..
If not, then can you think of a time that your religion, race, gender, sexuality, or socioeconomic status has worked in your favor?
4. What are some things that everyone could do to try and create more equality and equity in life?
Privilege 101: A Quick and Dirty Guide
https://everydayfeminism.com/2014/09/what-is-privilege/ (Links to an external site.)
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
By Peggy McIntosh
http://www.intergroupresources.com/rc/knapsack.pdf (Links to an external site.)
A Guide to White Privilege for White People Who Think They’ve Never Had Any
https://www.politicususa.com/2014/01/26/guide-white-privilege-white-people-theyve.html (Links to an external site.)
Videos to check out:
ArchDuke Do Stuff: White Privilege for DUMMIES (Links to an external site.)
Being a White Student at a Historically Black College (Links to an external site.)