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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Culturally Responsive Education: Privilege



"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.” ~Peggy McIntosh

"No one can give up privilege, but we can give up oppression."


White Privilege

“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


White privilege is not the only privilege, though it is the focus of many resources on this page.



Why Does Privilege Make People So Angry? | Decoded | MTV News. MTV News. Published on Jan 13, 2016

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Justin Ford, Pedagogy of Privilege, TEDx Talks. Published on Apr 11, 2012

Tim Wise: White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America. Kanopy. 2014.

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