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6 Jan 2008, Comments Off on But it’s OK – they’re white!

But it’s OK – they’re white!

Author: Helen

Photo from AGE article "As Victoria bakes, NSW floods given "disaster" status, 6 Jan 2007
Photo from The Age today.

Quotes from Peggy McIntosh’s famous article, White Privilege: Unpacking the invisible knapsack:

18. I can swear, or dress in second hand clothes, or [sit around half-dressed necking fullsized bottles of VB*], without having people attribute these choices to the bad morals, the poverty or the illiteracy of my race.

33. I am not made acutely aware that my shape, bearing or body odor will be taken as a reflection on my race.

*This part added by me, of course.