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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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For when people say racism and sexism doesn't exist, for when the rich think the poor are choosing to be poor or when healthy people think there is no disability descrimination!
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Watch a clever teacher annoy the back row of class to teach all students an important lesson.

For when people say racism and sexism doesn't exist, for when the rich think the poor are choosing to be poor or when healthy people think there is no disability descrimination!

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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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When our own citizens are labeled and treated as criminals for something as superficial as their SKIN, we have a big problem.

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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

Sociology in focus discussing Merida. I really wish people wouldn't get hung up on the 'not wanting to marry at 16' thing. Can't it just be a love story about a family?