Brittany Polo: #RealizingWhatWhitePrivilegeIs #UnpackingTheInvisibleKnapsack . Deborah Foster never realized she had white privilege until she learned about it later in life. She grew up poor, moving, and being suspended from school. She realized she had white privilege when she entered her first multicultural education class as a college student. She emphasizes that if you don't know what white privilege is, to make a list of all the things you can do. (Fitzgerald, 2014, p.51). #Chapter2
In 1988, Peggy McIntosh, a women’s-studies scholar at Wellesley, wrote a paper called “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies,” which contained forty-six examples of white privilege. More http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-origins-of-privilege
Greatness is not wrapped in any one color or gender. It is society and all our futures that we short change by not giving everyone the opportunity to shine. This is not just my opinion, it is a lesson from history that we should heed.