December 1, 2022

What Is White Privilege?

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Well Yes - Yes We Can!

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

White Privilege - McIntosh

About the Author

Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., is best known for authoring the groundbreaking article, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (1989),” which has been instrumental in putting the dimension of privilege into discussions of gender, race and sexuality. The essay is quoted by multicultural scholars and educators all over the world, and set forth the concept of white privilege, a theoretical construct that has since significantly influenced anti-racist theory and practice movements.

McIntosh has taught American and Women's Studies at Harvard University, and received her Doctorate from Harvard.


Join Rev. John Dorhauer, Rev. Traci Blackmon and other national cross-denominatonal leaders in this six-video series on white privilege. They will lead us through four areas of focus: telling the story of your spiritual journey through the lens of race; looking at the dynamic of a culture in which whiteness is the established norm; learning how American attaches a cash value to whiteness; and inviting the participants to commit to becoming an ally in the pursuit of racial equity:

Day 1: The Big Picture – with John Dorhauer
Day 2: Spiritual Autobiography through the Lens of Race – with John Paddock
Day 3: Whiteness as the Norm – with Da Vita D. McCallister
Day 4: Whiteness as Cash Value – with Traci Blackmon
Day 5: On Being an Ally – with Stephen Ray

This series will offer a solid foundation, while also serving as a preview for the United Church of Christ adult education curriculum of the same name due for release in September. The curriculum is part of the United Church of Christ’s ongoing commitment to engaging communities of faith in Sacred Conversations on Race. It promises to provide faith communities with an opportunity to have safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversation not just on race – but on a much neglected part of that conversation: white privilege.

White Privilege - Let's Talk

White Privilege - An Overview of the Curriculum

White Privilege - Spiritual Autobiography Through the Lens of Race

White Privilege - Whiteness as Norm

White Privilege - Whiteness as Cash Value

White Privilege - On Being An Ally