Tag Archives: privilege

A Nation Defined By White Supremacy? Ctd

April 8, 2014


Originally posted on The Dish:
It’s been difficult keeping up with the hundreds of emails responding to the highly-charged thread, and even more difficult finding ones that represent the many sides of the debate while moving it forward. But here is our final attempt to best represent the views coming through the in-tray: There is something rich about a bunch…

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We need to talk about the patriarch within..

February 24, 2014


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Lily Allen, Instersectionality and Aiming Fire at the Right Targets

November 16, 2013


Lily Allen has managed to inspire a lot of people and piss a lot of people off – including myself on both counts. I’ve been struggling with my own reaction to the video and all the legitimate criticism lobbed at the video (see previous links on this blog – both pro and con). I read […]

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21 Privileges You Probably Don’t Realize You Have

July 24, 2013


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I ~~*LOVE*~~ Thrift Stores

May 14, 2013


I am very much in line with this author. I know what thrifting can mean…how it can bring shame. But, for me…it brings immeasurable joy.

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Queries Concerning Psychotherapy and Privilege

May 14, 2013


Originally posted on what a shrink thinks:
Every time we ask a question, we are generating a possible version of life. (~ David Epston in Cowley and Springen, 1995 , p. 74) Friends (Quakers) approach queries as a guide to self-examination, using them not as an outward set of rules, but as a framework within…

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A Definitive Guide To White Privilege

April 29, 2013

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Everytime I ever taught about white privilege, the white students in the room were almost always unaware of it. And every person of color in the room, just nods. It is not their responsibility to enlighten white people or even have patience with us while we learn. That is part of the responsibility of being […]

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Real Islamophobia

April 23, 2013


Originally posted on The Dish:
Not a criticism of the doctrines and their real-world impact, say, on the welfare of women. But broad-brush prejudice against Muslims as a whole, at home and abroad. Dan Hopkins, Danny Hayes, and John Sides examine how non-Muslim-Americans see Muslims and Muslim-American: [O]n average these respondents rated both Muslims and Muslim-Americans as more violent than…

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Dear White People, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

February 19, 2013


Very good layout of white privilege.

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Teaching Difficult Topics

January 25, 2013


I used to tell students that if you were told not to talk about something in “polite company” then we were probably getting ready to talk about it. I love the suggestions given here and all are helpful. I know it sounds a bit stale, but making students comfortable with one another (as much as […]

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