Peggy McIntosh on the Concept of Privilege

May 16, 2014

The concept of privilege “really came into its own in the late eighties, when Peggy McIntosh, a women’s-studies scholar at Wellesley, started writing about it. In 1988, McIntosh wrote a paper called ‘White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies,’ which contained forty-six examples of white privilege.”

Click here to read Joshua Rothman’s interview with Peggy McIntosh on The New Yorker website.

posted by Marg Herder

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