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Deconstructing Privilege by Kim Case

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RECOGNIZING PRIVILEGE BY REDUCING INVISIBILITY

The Global Feminisms Project as a Pedagogical Tool

Desdamona Rios and Abigail J. Stewart

 

As psychologists, feminists, and activists, we must ask who is not here, and how does that affect, shape, comfort, or define those of us in the room.

(Fine, 2002, p. 19)

In the introduction to this collection, Kim Case describes an emotional outburst by a student about people of color being “animals” (Case, this volume). In the instance of Case's student, the high visibility of people of color as criminals represents a stereotype not easily challenged because of a lack of positive representations of people of color. Invisibility secures privilege because it allows for discrimination against others based on ...

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