#30DayEducationChallenge: Day 26 Privilege

Thursday, July 16, 2020

To wrap up our Current Concepts topic, we're talking about white privilege. White privilege is defined as "inherent advantages possessed by a white person on the basis of their race in a society characterized by racial inequality and injustice." In today's TED Talk we're learning about recognizing privilege and using it to impact positive change.

The speaker, Peggy McIntosh, is the founder of the SEED project  (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity), an anti-racism activist, and Research Scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women.

๐Ÿ“บ"How to Recognize Your White Privilege -  and use it to fight inequality" TED.com (20 minutes)

Reflection questions (discuss with your group, journal, join the conversation on Instagram):

  1. What is something new you learned?
  2. What is something that surprised you?
  3. What are your thoughts on the concept of the "myth of meritocracy"? 
  4. How can you use your privilege to impact change? How do you want to see white allies use their privilege?

If you just joined us, ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผwelcome! You can pick up today and follow this live through the end. After we finish Day 30, please start from the beginning and complete the first two weeks in order.

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