Please click on the link below to read, "Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" by Peggy MacIntosh.WhitePrivilege.pdf
Wow I just read the article! Since taking your feminist geographies course and Kaminsky's Novels and Nations,and a class with Rose Brewer, I think about the advantages of white privilege daily. However I had never considered the fact the there is now, nor has there ever been a flesh toned band-aid for those of my complexion.
My friend in I were in Marshals not too long ago looking at women's high heels on the clearance rack. My friend pointed out to me a pair of milk chocolate patent leather heels and said to me "now this is "NUDE" for our complexion" she pointed out that what beauty magazines and retailers ofter considered nude colored was a pale pink, or beige color, but not necessarily "Nude", as if one SHADE fits all.
Needless to say, I know there are more pressing, invisible, yet damaging examples of white privilege, but I can't help but to believe that is in our being completely unaware of trivial things, such as the the pigment on band-aids, and what that suggests about white supremacy, that help to justify things like racial profiling.
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