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What is white privilege, anyway? And do we really need to teach about it? Deconstructing white privilege in the classroom requires educators and students to understand the origins of whiteness and how the legacy of white supremacy endures. (Original by Cory Collins, Fall 2018) This study set is authored by Quizlet to provide a deeper understanding of the original Teaching Tolerance material, and is intended to be used by students and teachers as a study supplement.
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Opportunities and advantages that white people enjoy solely because of the color of their skin. Typically, these advantages are not noted by those who have them; as a result, they are not aware of the prejudice, racism, and discrimination people of color have to endure due to the unfair nature of historical and current society.
When a particular group is featured much more frequently and prominently than other groups in contexts like TV shows, business leadership, politics, and other high-visibility areas. In the article, the author explains that one way to understand white privilege is to consider that white people think nothing of the fact that people who look like them make up the majority of characters on TV shows, while people of color are featured less often.