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Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was "privileged."

"THE F&CK!?!?" I said.

I came from the kind of poor that people don't want t
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Bernie Sanders and the Liberal Imagination

Bernie Sanders and the Liberal Imagination | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
What is doable and what is morally correct are not always the same things.
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How Populists Like Bernie Sanders Should Talk About Racism

How Populists Like Bernie Sanders Should Talk About Racism | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
Bernie Sanders’s remarkable popularity going into the Iowa caucus shows that economic populism is ascendant on the left. And yet the notable whiteness of his followers forces an uncomfortable question about this emerging progressive coalition.
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They Call Me Doctor Berry

They Call Me Doctor Berry | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
As a black female engineer, I have to insist on using my title.
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i don't. i recognize my privileges that may influence how i think about this. but i also recognize that i am a human being. my title doesn't entitle me to anything. i don't feel like i can teach respect. nor do i think it's right to be called by a title while my colleagues who support our programs or who keep the building safe or who are charged with the important role of reorganizing and cleaning our space are not given the same levels of respect….

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On Becoming Unfukwitable

On Becoming Unfukwitable | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
What kind of warrior swallows the word “no” as she lets her father guide her onto his lap?

This is my deepest shame.
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Why Don't We Start Telling Men Not To Drink As Rape Prevention?

Why Don't We Start Telling Men Not To Drink As Rape Prevention? | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
Yoffe mentions that she's spoken with a three recent college graduates who were the survivors of assaults. Great. But after I spoke with dozens of current and former students who survived sexual violence, I have a much different take than the solutio...
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The Privilege of White Hispanic II: Facts, Stats, and Cognitive...

The Privilege of White Hispanic II: Facts, Stats, and Cognitive... | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
Perhaps I should’ve written this piece before the other one. Which turned out to be extremely polarizing, and controversial to some (really?), but that was my intention. I expected the outrage from a lot of people. I even wrote it in my original piece. My point was more than proven and I’m...
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College of Tomorrow: The Changing Demographics of the Student Body - US News

College of Tomorrow: The Changing Demographics of the Student Body - US News | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
The 'traditional' college student - young, white, male, wealthy - is a thing of the past.
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My Commitment to Social Justice Does Not Mean I Hate White People

My Commitment to Social Justice Does Not Mean I Hate White People | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
It's not always about white folks.
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Equality Is Not Enough: What the Classroom Has Taught Me About Justice

Equality Is Not Enough: What the Classroom Has Taught Me About Justice | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
Here’s the thing: Treating everyone exactly the same actually is not fair. Let me break it down.
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Why one school system is dropping Teach For America

Why one school system is dropping Teach For America | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
Board members expressed concerns.
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So You Call Yourself an Ally: 10 Things All 'Allies' Need to Know

So You Call Yourself an Ally: 10 Things All 'Allies' Need to Know | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
There are lots of ways to be a great “ally” – and innumerable ways to be a terrible one.
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Someone Told Her She Was 'Articulate.' Now Watch Her Very Articulately Reject The Compliment.

Someone Told Her She Was 'Articulate.' Now Watch Her Very Articulately Reject The Compliment. | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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Forget about 'fixing' black kids: What If we fixed white liberals instead?

Forget about 'fixing' black kids: What If we fixed white liberals instead? | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
CC/Flickr/Max KlingensmithIn Minneapolis, we actually, honestly could change our schools to work better for our kids of color.Here’s a modest education proposal for my fellow white people, especially my fell
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An Open Letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Liberals Who Love Him | Jacobin

raising the minimum wage doesn’t really address the fact that black men without criminal records have about the same shot at low-wage work as white men with them; nor can making college free address the [...]...

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Racists Exclude Whites in Ferguson Protest

Racists Exclude Whites in Ferguson Protest | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
Only black victims of police violence matter.
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I like listening to other perspectives, as frustrating as they might be. if anything, it helps me better understand my opposition and what feeds their own reasoning and shapes their own worldview.

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One Hilarious Video Perfectly Sums Up a Big Problem With Western Humanitarian Aid

One Hilarious Video Perfectly Sums Up a Big Problem With Western Humanitarian Aid | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
The trouble with 'voluntourism.'
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Enough Talk About Grit; It's Time to Talk About Privilege

Enough Talk About Grit; It's Time to Talk About Privilege | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
Lessons that promote 'effort' as a mask for privilege do far more harm to our students than good.
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This article written by Paul L Thomas is a good article to read because it talks about the importance of grit and privilege and knowing the difference between the to give statics and quotes that was actually said. Also giving evidence that shows trumps cultural myths . 
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Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For

Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
by Michael Mark Cohen

“The white folks had sure brought their white to work with them that morning.” Chester Himes, If …
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The Privilege of White Hispanic: Leaving Out the Rest

The Privilege of White Hispanic: Leaving Out the Rest | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
Embracing Latino or Hispanic has not benefitted Indigenous folks, Chicanos or Afro-Latinos because it has been robbed from the rest of us by white Latinos for their own agenda: money and political powers with brands, ect....
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A Painful Silence: What Daniel Holtzclaw Teaches Us About Black Women in America

A Painful Silence: What Daniel Holtzclaw Teaches Us About Black Women in America | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
Black women matter.
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After Ferguson, Some Black Academics Wonder: Does Pursuing a Ph.D. Matter?

After Ferguson, Some Black Academics Wonder: Does Pursuing a Ph.D. Matter? | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
It's not just that following the news takes energy away from research work. For many scholars of color, it raises broader questions, too.
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Shocking History: Why Women of Color in the 1800s Were Banned From Wearing Their Hair in Public | Black Girl with Long Hair

Shocking History: Why Women of Color in the 1800s Were Banned From Wearing Their Hair in Public | Black Girl with Long Hair | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
by Cassandre of cassandrebeccai.com Woman in Tignon credit “Did you know that in late 18th century Louisiana, black and multiracial women were ordered to
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No More "Allies" -

No More "Allies" - | "Diversity", Oppression, Privilege, and the Like | Scoop.it
by Mia McKenzie I’m kinda over the term “ally.” Between Tim Wise’s recent (but not new) bullshit, a recent visit to a college where some so-called allies don’t even understand basic racism 101, and the constant cookie-seeking of people who just can’t do the right thing unless they are sure they’re gonna get some kind of credit for it, I’m done. Allyship is not supposed to look like this, folks. It’s not supposed to be about you. It’s not supposed to be about your feelings. It’s not supposed to be a way of glorifying yourself at the expense of the...
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