● You are required to complete at least two posts per discussion forum to get your full marks for that week (5%).
● Your posts should be no more than 200 words each and at least one post should include references.
● Your first post should respond to the instructor’s question for that week (see below) and your second post should respond to a classmate’s post 200-300 words
● Discussion forums must show evidence of critical thought and provide evidence from course material to support your answer (from lectures, readings, videos, etc.). You must cite your sources in APA format and back up your statements with course materials.
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Forum Question: Define the terms racism and white privilege. How do these terms relate to one another? Explain and give an example. If you like, you can even use one from your own life.
To understand how white privilege and racism are related, both terms must be defined. Racism is defined as “the marginalization and/or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people” (Wajuntah, 2022). White privilege is a societal term that highlights the advantages that a white person has over a non-white person, due to their skin color. White privilege is a social construct formed from the discrimination of racism. This exists due to generations of history favoring and glorifying people who are white. Peggy explains this perfectly when she says “as a white person, I realized I had been taught about racism as something that
puts others at a disadvantage, but had been taught not to see one of its corollary aspects, white privilege, which puts me at an advantage” (McIntosh, 1989).
As a white person, I can go into a store and I am not questioned or watched; however, my indigenous partner does not have that freedom. Security is often called on him, or he is followed until he reaches the tills. The color of my skin automatically gives me an advantage in society, while racism works against my partner.
McIntosh, P. (1989). White privilege: Unpacking the invisible knapsack. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://nationalseedproject.org/images/documents/Knapsack_plus_Notes-Peggy_McInt osh.pdf
Wajuntah, C. (2022, January 16). INHS 100 weeks 2 – part 2 of 2. YouTube. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umw72eI9_C0