Where Do You Stand? Privilege Edition

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Slides that introduce students to the concepts in Peggy McIntosh's essya "Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack." Students view the statements, then vote with their feet whether it is true for them or not.

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Where Do You Stand? Privilege Edition

  1. 1. Where do you stand? <-----Agree Disagree ---->
  2. 2. I feel like I belong in the neighborhood where I live. <-----Agree Disagree ---->
  3. 3. I would be comfortable on the streets of any neighborhood in Philly. <-----Agree Disagree ---->
  4. 4. People have mistaken me for being of a different background. i have “passed” for something I am not. <-----Agree Disagree ---->
  5. 5. Supermarkets sell all of the food my family eats. <-----Agree Disagree ---->
  6. 6. Sometimes I am the only person in the room with my racial or ethnic background. <-----Agree Disagree ---->
  7. 7. Most of the people in charge - teachers, bosses, cops - have the same background as me. <-----Agree Disagree ---->
  8. 8. When I do something wrong, people do not attribute it to my racial or ethnic background. <-----Agree Disagree ---->
  9. 9. I have been told I would be better off with lighter / darker skin. <-----Agree Disagree ---->
  10. 10. I have been told I would be better off with lighter / darker skin. <-----Agree Disagree ---->

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