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Bad Feminist: Book Discussion Series
Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist - March 2018 Library Book Discussion, sponsored by ISU Library's Committee on Diversity & Inclusion
" Peggy McIntosh (born November 7, 1934) is an Americanfeminist, anti-racism activist, scholar, speaker, and Senior Research Associate of the Wellesley Centers for Women. She is the founder of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). She and Emily Style co-directed SEED for its first twenty-five years. She has written on curricular revision, feelings of fraudulence, and professional development of teachers."
"In 1988, she published the article White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work on Women's Studies. This analysis, and its 1989 shorter form White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,pioneered putting the dimension of privilege into discussions of power, gender, race, class and sexuality in the United States. The papers rely on personal examples of unearned advantage that McIntosh says she experienced in her lifetime, especially from 1970 to 1988. McIntosh encourages individuals to reflect on and recognize their own unearned advantages and disadvantages as parts of immense and overlapping systems of power. Her better known works include Feeling Like a Fraud Parts I-III (1985, 1989, 2000); Interactive Phases of Curricular Re-Vision: A Feminist Perspective (1983); Interactive Phases of Curricular and Personal Re-Vision with Regard to Race (1990)
From International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, Vol. 3 (2) (2011) pp 54-70. Renowned multicultural and anti-racism educator Robin DiAngelo's groundbreaking essay on white privilege and white fragility, a term she coined.
"Those who want to do their homework on race relations must give up the sunny view of monoculture, that we are all in the same system and experiencing it the same way." -Peggy McIntosh, 2009
Privilege by Michael S. Kimmel (Editor); Abby L. Ferber (Editor)"Innovative and thought-provoking, this timely anthology expands the concept of privilege in America beyond the traditional limiters of being white and male. In addition to readings from well-known authors in the field, this edition includes pieces from contemporary scholars breaking new ground in superordinate studies. Seventeen carefully selected essays explore the multifaceted aspects of privilege: how race, gender, class, and sexual preference interact in the lives of those who are privileged by one or more of these identities. Written from a variety of viewpoints, personal and analytic, the essays in this volume help students understand that "race" can mean white people, "gender" can mean men, and "sexuality" can mean heterosexuals. I. MAKING PRIVILEGE VISIBLE 1. McIntosh, Peggy. "White Privilege and Male Privilege." 2. Woods, Jewel."Black Male Privilege." * 3. Larew, John, "Why are Droves of Unqualified, Unprepared Kids Getting Into our Top Colleges?" 4. Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. "On Being Okie." 5. Messner, Michael A. "Becoming 100% Straight" 6. Rochlin, M. "The Heterosexual Questionnaire." II. UNDERSTANDING PRIVILEGE 7. Johnson, Allan. "Privilege Power and Difference and Us," from Privilege Power and Difference.* 8. Brodkin Sacks, Karen. "How Jews Became White" 9. Kimmel, Michael S. "Masculinity as Homophobia." 10. Wise, Tim. "Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male." * 11. Kendall, Diana. "Class in the United States: Not Only Alive but Reproducing." * III. EXAMINING INTERSECTIONS 12. Redding, Maureen T. "Invisibility/Hypervisibility: The Paradox of Normative Whiteness." * 13. hooks, bell. "Class and Race: The New Black Elite." 14. Bérubé, Allan. "How Gay Stays White and What Kind of White it Stays." IV. MOVING FORWARD 15. Thompson, Becky. "Subverting Racism From Within." 16. Hill Collins, Patricia. "Toward a New Vision." 17.Ferber, Abby. "Dismantling Privilege and Becoming an Ally." (Description from publisher)