How about a little evolution for your approach? Like, say, "colonial privilege" instead of "white privilege". i mean, it ain't about being White anymore, more and more, as so many in the Occupy movement are waking up to. Re: Outsourcing to India.
What are the pros and cons? Pro: You reach how non-white folks have been led to think for decades if not centuries. Con: you burn possible bridges to folks who like to see themselves as human beings first and foremost.
Conclusion: you unsettlin' us! (and i guess that's a good thing for most...but will the most of them pause and think it through if they're being singled out for their whiteness, not their humanity??)
the concrete benefits of access to resources and social rewards and the power to shape the norms and values of society that whites receive, unconsciously or consciously, by virtue of their skin color in a racist society."
white middle class workers having their jobs outsourced to india is does not mean white privilege does not exist. there have been hundreds of essays written on whiteness and white privilege, there are conferences devoted to unpacking white privilege. one element of white privilege is its invisibility to those who have it. whiteness is centered in our culture. there are multiple, interesecting axises of oppression, kyriarchy exists, but the centering of whiteness is a form of social violence that continues. class and race are inextricably woven together, but one does not 'trump' the other.
Took the day off and was just reading up some blogs and thought I would post here
Your blog template was so nice I decided to make a Weebly account too.
Just dropped by to say hello, so, hello mate!