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"Privilege exists when one group has something of value that is denied to others simply because of the groups they belong to, rather than because of anything they’ve done or failed to do. Access to privilege doesn’t determine one’s outcomes, but it is definitely an asset that makes it more likely that whatever talent, ability, and aspirations a person with privilege has will result in something positive for them.”
“White Privilege is the other side of racism. Unless we name it, we are in danger of wallowing in guilt or moral outrage with no idea of how to move beyond them. It is often easier to deplore racism and its effects than to take responsibility for the privileges some of us receive as a result of it… once we understand how white privilege operates, we can begin addressing it on an individual and institutional basis.” ~Paula Rothenberg
Text from Rothenberg's book "White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism
Articles from the library's databases
Offsetting Race Privilege
A 2017 article from the Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy
Where Do We Go from Here? (cover story)
The article presents opinion on questions about privilege, race and the value of African American life in the U.S. According to author Isabel Wilkerson, Africans Americans must know in their hearts that they can survive anything if the ancestors could survive the Middle Passage. Educator Melissa Harris-Perry states that she felt a need for someone to want the African American baby to live as they witnessed the indifference of a legal system that permits African American death to go unpunished.
White Like Me. Dir. Jeremy Young, Scott Morris, Sut Jhally, Tim Wise. Media Education Foundation, 2013. Kanopy. Web. 9 Jun. 2020. | Log in with your GRC Student ID
Tim Wise's new podcast: Speak Out
Speak Out with Tim Wise is an informative and entertaining podcast focused on racial and economic justice in the age of Trump.
It features the biting and humorous commentary of its host, along with interviews with some of the nation’s leading scholars, activists and artists as well as grass roots organizers whose voices are often ignored in mainstream media.
The Opportunity Atlas
The Opportunity Atlas
Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty?
The Opportunity Atlas answers this question using anonymous data following 20 million Americans from childhood to their mid-30s.