Privilege and Oppression

Prompt #1: Using the Goodman reading and the discussion guide for this week, what do these videos tell you about the nature of privilege and oppression and how they’re constructed?

(videos)
Cheryl Ingram – Privilege and Oppression

Paul Scanlon – I Interrupted a Racist Joke Watch until 2:00

Hailey Cheng on Anti-Asian Racism

Cracking the Codes – Joy DeGruy, A Trip to the Grocery Store

James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965) – Watch from 23:54-25:39

Then…

For the purpose of this activity, imagine that you have no privileges. However, in this scenario, privileges are now for sale at $100 each. Look over this list of privileges: which privileges would you buy if I gave you $1300? $700? $300? How did you make your decisions? How did it feel to choose? And why do you think I gave you money instead of, say, ‘privilege tokens?’

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