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from Unreasonable Faith

You’re Not Being “Oppressed”

This is what anyone who claims "reverse racism" will understand once they recognize and educate themselves about white privilege. Readings for Diversity and Social Justice is a phenomenal book that explains the multiple dimensions of oppressions, and the companion text, Teachings for Diversity and Social Justice, explains the theoretical framework of anti-oppressive social justice education.

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"yes, poor little old you. there we were, discussing rape, violence against women, systemic oppression and other manifestations of sexism, and you had to jump in to remind us that “not all men” do these things. why don’t you really say what you want to say? “i have never raped/hit/assaulted a woman!” right? isn’t this what you really want to say? yes, make a discussion that is about the plight of millions of women about poor little old you. i mean, millions of women are being assaulted and…

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Well put by another: This picture sums up a lot of what we were talking about in class today. Funny with Columbus day having been a week ago, the whole holiday is pretty ridiculous. Read somewhere that especially Italian-Americans see Columbus day as a celebration of their heritage, say what?? Celebrating a day when a person found a land that was never lost!

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It's so important to acknowledge and dismantle the layers of privilege that many of us have, starting with white privilege. Intersectional feminism is powerful and inclusive.

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This infuriates me!!! White Christians will get mad if you display "black Jesus" because you're erasing his actual race in order for you to relate to it more. When they're doing the exact same thing!!!! They think Jesus was a good person, therefore he must be white because they can't relate to people of color. It's one of the most blunt examples of white privilege I can think of and it makes me sick!!

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from HubPages

No Irish Need Apply A History of The Irish in America, Circa 1850

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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

from BuzzFeed

17 Deplorable Examples Of White Privilege

17 Deplorable Examples Of White Privilege: White privilege means not being affected by negative stereotypes that have been perpetuated and ingrained so much into American society that people believe them to be fact.

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