Outrageous Student Calls Out University Dorm's 'White Privilege Checklist' Board
If you're uncertain whether or not you have White privilege, worry not. There's now a checklist. pic.twitter.com/Nl8t8QafTv
— Brittany Pettibone (@BrittPettibone) April 11, 2017
A University of Minnesota residence hall posted a bulletin board for students, offering them 11 ways to identify their "white privilege."
A photo of the 11-point "White Privilege Checklist" was sent to Campus Reform by a student at the school.
Here's a sampling of what it says:
2. I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.
7. Whether I use checks, credit cards, or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the appearance of financial responsibility.
The student who took the photo, Evan Christenson, said he believed the display crossed a line and he lamented a growing "double standard" when it comes to free speech on campus.
The items on the list come from a longer compilation developed in 1988 by Peggy McIntosh, a women's-studies scholar at Wellesley.
Read more on the story, here.
In the video below, take a look at Jesse Watters' recent trip to a Pennsylvania college to investigate a "white privilege" awareness campaign.