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AbstractWhite privilege is a system of benefits advantages and opportunities experienced by White persons in the society simply because of their skin color In my article the authors presents the results of a descriptive exploratory study of White privilege in battered womens shelters Based on a qualitative analysis the authors show how White privilege is intricately connected to executive directors claims of color blindness the ordering of women of color and viewing White as the normThe second article is based on if Canada is peaceful and safe for Aboriginal women Aboriginal women in Canada frequently experience challenges and discrimination that are not necessarily shared by non-Aboriginal women nor are by Aboriginal men Aboriginal women have been described as facing discrimination as a woman and further for being Aboriginal IntroductionThe report basically gives more detailed information about the hidden privileges of being Caucasian of the white privilege The author explains how many whites are oblivious to these hidden tools and benefits that get them to the top because they are raised and molded not to see them I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group Peggy McIntosh As McIntosh continues on in her essay she later states As a white person Mclntosh realized that there have 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 These denials Mclntosh continues in the famous essay protect male privilege from being fully acknowledged lessened or ended and blind us to the advantages that men gain from womens disadvantages It was only a short step to connect the issue to race Then Mclntosh continues on to say I think whites are carefully taught not to recognize white privilege as males are taught not to recognize male privilegeThese statements opened my mind
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