Mr Richard Margolis
The essay opens up with Mrs McIntosh explaining the self-analyse that she did to realize about the real existence of a white privilege and male privilege. The author initiated an analytical thinking through an ordinary job situation. This is very hard thing to do, most of the people get stuck into their routine, and so they can’t realize the deep issues around themselves.
In fact, the author figured out that white people are taught during their entire life to not recognize white privilege, on the same way as males do not recognize male privilege. In this whole issue the word “privilege” gains another mean, when we think about privilege immediately we think about a good thing. However, in this case this word becomes something with a mean between “dark” and “tenebrous”.
The text refers to this set of privilege and acts as a “The invisible Knapsack”, which is the best analogy that I have heard in my life. It makes completely sense, the white privilege is exactly as an invisible knapsack, white people and male do not feel it, but they are always wearing and using the tools that are inside of this knapsack, most of the time unconsciously.
Afterward the author made a list, with 46 examples of how she or most of the white people can obtain any kind of benefits by the only fact that they are white. She is brave, like I said before, it is very hard to recognize white privilege in a daily situation mainly if you are white and most of the time this is how the world works for you since you were born.
These forty-six statements opened my mind up to many thoughts about the way that society treats others in comparison to the way that white people are treated. I would definitely have to agree with what is being said. Even though society has come a long way it still has a longer way to go. There are so many things that minorities will never have the opportunity to fully experience or understand because they are not white or