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Privilege Project, The

Heather Strempke-Durgin's course work dealing with privilege in the 21st century.

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack

Danger of the Single Story

Video courtesy of TED.

In this TED talk, novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

News Highlighting White Privilege

Racist Origins of Common Phrases

Racial Privilege Books from Kirkwood Libraries

Racial Privilege Search Terms

When searching for information on class privilege, It can be challenging to figure out what words to use. Try the following search terms when looking for information on class privilege:

  • Islamophobia
  • Race Relations
  • Multiracial America
  • Native American Rights

You should be able to find information on any of the above topics in any of the below databases:

White Privilege From Around the Web

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person . . .
In the above article by Gina Crosley-Cocoran from Huffpost, she explains that even poor white people experience white privilege.

Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is
This article from his Whatever blog, John Scalzi explains white privilege in terms of difficulty settings for video games.

Nicholas Peart and Frank Lopez
Nicholas Peart and Frank Lopez discuss New York's Stop and Frisk Practice
In this story from storycorps.org, Nicholas Peart and Frank Lopez discuss their experience with the New York City Police's "stop and frisk" practice.

Still image from Wes Anderson's film Isle of Dogs

Article from Masable that deals with the representation of Japanese character's and culture in the film Isle of Dogs.

Painting of Atatiana Jefferson by Nikkolas Smith
How to Look at Atatiana Jefferson
Article on artist Nikkolas Smith's painting of Atatiana Jefferson who was shot and Killed by a Texas police officer.

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Dangers Faced by Black Drivers
Thread highlighting the checks a person of color goes through in attempt to prevent being harassed or assaulted by the police.

 


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