Sacred Pursuits: Let’s Talk About White Privilege — Week Three

Week Three Resources:

Video 1: Racism is Real

Video 2: TED Talk by Kandice Sumner, “How America’s Public Schools Keep Kids in Poverty”

Week Three’s readings were from Part 3 of our text

The Cash Value of Whiteness or Whiteness as a Tax-Exempt Status
Chapter 1: Whiteness as a Tax-Exempt Status
Chapter 2: How Education Advantages Whites
Chapter 3: How Housing Practices Advantage Whites

After reading through the chapters above, give yourself some quiet time to reflect on these questions. You may choose to reflect in silent thought, process through dialogue with someone else, or use your journal as a way of recording your thoughts.
What does it mean to say that whiteness has cash value? What does it mean to say that whiteness is a taxexempt status?
Education is an economic tool. How does or doesn’t your own education translate into economic power? How would a different quality of education have affected your life?
How is your education a product of where you lived and the neighborhood you grew up in? If you had grown up in a different neighborhood, where houses were much less expensive or much more expensive, how do you imagine your experience in the classroom and in the general public sphere would have been different?

This week we will be reading from The Cash Value of Whiteness or Whiteness as a Tax-Exempt Status
Chapter 4: How Income and Wealth Disparities Advantage Whites
Chapter 5: How the Medical and Health Industries Advantage Whites

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