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McIntosh also points at educational curriculum as being responsible for the entrenchment of racial privilege. According to McIntosh, the dominant subculture is not taught about the privileges that it has. In this light, the white population is not taught about the privileges that it has as is the case with the male population. The import of this is that the dominant subculture or population will be less serious in addressing the reality of racial privilege since they are unaware of the problem (McIntosh, 1).
Racial privilege is presented as having the potency to breed and exacerbate hatred. This is seen in Day 1 of the presentation A Class Divided. After the instructor plays with the mind of the students by portraying blue-eyed children as les intellectually gifted than their brown-eyed counterparts, she collects feedback on her students’ feelings. The students describe their feelings at the time as bitter, hateful toward the teacher or hurt (PBS Frontline. A Class Divided: 14 Years Later).
There is also a way in which racial privilege appears to have a stigmatizing effect on its victims. First, McIntosh shows clearly how stigma has compelled men into being able to consent to the reality or notion of the oppression of women’s rights without supporting the idea of the receding upholding of men’s welfare, interests and rights (McIntosh, 1).
At the session with the Corrections Department employees entitled How Adults Reacted and in the fifth presentation, the students admit to having felt powerless and caged because of the instructor’s constant presentation of the blue-eyed as underprivileged (PBS Frontline, A Class Divided: How the Adults Reacted).
One of the privileges that I have is class. Coming from a middle income earning class in the United States means the ability to access decent education and life. While the United States has made strident policy measures to ensure that low income earners can access decent
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In any case it seems that the perceptions of each individual in regard to the necessity and the value of particular social policies are differentiated. Current paper presents the personal experiences of the writer, a middle class female, in the workplace.
Over the recent years, women have made notable progress in attaining managerial ranks and even occupying top managerial positions in the US and other parts of the world. However, this is not to the highest or at least the expected levels. The proportion of women managers, for example, rose from 16% in 1970 to 42% in 1992.
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Political representation is essential in the society because politics determine the laws that govern a country, and the method of distributing resources. The Congress is the law-making body, and everyone in this association represents the interest of a certain society.
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In her most significant book Gender Trouble, Butler contends that feminism had made a blunder by trying to declare that 'women' were a group with common characteristics and interests. That theory achieved ‘an unwitting regulation and reification of gender relations' by enforcing a twofold view of sexual relations.
Nothing has changed to date because racism still exists. Despite the many campaigns held and activist’s foul cry over racism and discrimination, racism is still the order of the day especially in America where people