Project Easy, Sociology 3


Directions:Read the following essay titled “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh.  Consider the various points made in the essay.  Then, write an essay two pages in length discussing this article.  As you are using one single source, you are not required to cite your reference, unless you use a second reference.  However, if you quote any material, please make sure to use quotation marks to clearly point out any statement which is the work of Ms. McIntosh.  You may want to consider the following points:




1.   What was surprising to you in this list?


2.   What was not surprising to you in this list?


3.   Do you agree with the author that in American society, whites hold certain unspoken privileges?


4.   From the time the essay was written in 1990, how do you feel society has changed?




Please access the essay by clicking HERE.


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