Peggy McIntosh, author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
From Peggy McIntosh's articolo available in full link. The rest of this articolo will be directly quoted from that. I postato the whole link as well, but for the tl;dr crowd, this is the meat and potatoes of it.
My schooling gave me no training in seeing myself as an oppressor, as an unfairly advantaged person, o as a participant in a damaged culture. I was taught to see myself as an individual whose moral state depended on her individual moral will. My schooling followed the pattern my colleague Elizabeth Minnich has pointed out: whites are taught to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative,...
courtesy of www.dividedwefail.com, though it says a lot about compromise, if you ask me.
When I created this spot nearly a anno ago, my intention was to create a forum for the respectable exchange of ideas among educated individuals. To my great excitement, I got exactly that: multifaceted individuals who knew where they stood but were curious to learn about others and make their own ideas known. There were the occasional people who would refuse to listen and only talk, and there were the occasional users who would refuse to acknowledge a good point against them. But over all, I've enjoyed our lively discussions.
For a time, the dibattito spot was lacking in any real "debate." There...
Originally inviato for school on December 6, 2006.
PETA – Is It Really Ethical?
Who would think twice about questioning the motive of a nonprofit animal-loving organization with the word “ethical” in its title? The word “ethical” usually refers to someone who is doing the right thing. After all, who wouldn’t want to treat animali ethically?
I sat behind an avid PETA supporter one anno in my high school English class. PETA, as I was later informed, was an acronym for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and was an organization dedicated to saving animali and promoting veganism....