Two Sides of the Fence

Pick one of the identity categories on this site. Using Peggy McIntosh’s list from her essay “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” as a model, make a list of first person statements or value judgements. As you read each statement, instruct students to go to one side of the room if they agree and the other side if they disagree. For discussion:

  • Why did you agree or disagree with each statement?
  • Do you think any of the media viewed inside or outside class contributed to the choices you made?

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