International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Sensitizing Undergraduate Students to the Nature of White Privilege: A Guide for College Teaching
Billy Long

Abstract
This paper addresses racism and white privilege in America. Racism is generally discriminatory policy and behavior aimed at oppressing nonwhites whereas white privilege is the advantage gained by whites that is not due to ability or merit. It is argued that white privilege is largely invisible and that this allows the current unacceptable status quo to continue. A survey of items is offered as a tool to be used by college teachers to sensitize students to the nature and effects of white privilege.

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