Peggy McIntosh, author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
From Peggy McIntosh's مضمون available in full link. The rest of this مضمون will be directly quoted from that. I گیا کیا پوسٹ 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, یا 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,...
So I recently (and perhaps mistakenly) lost my temper in a thread here on Fanpop. I'd rather not link to it, as it wasn't my finest گھنٹہ and I perhaps embarrassed myself.
I will say that yes, it was about Obama.
I will also say that no, it wasn't a logical discussion about Obama.
Let me begin سے طرف کی saying that I like Obama-- but I know he isn't perfect. I am open to criticism, and actually complimented (in a تبصرہ to my parents) right-wing politicians who held up their counter-health care proposal in silent protest during a speech on the topic. I complimented them because they were being dignified...