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An Introduction to “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”

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White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack A Resource © 1989 Dr. Peggy McIntosh Introduction by Hax Baker Our goal this issue is to provide resources and activities to help you, your family, your students, and others increase awareness of privilege. Dr. Peggy McIntosh’s paper “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” first published in Peace and Freedom Magazine,…

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Using Stories in the Discussion of Race

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USING STORIES IN THE DISCUSSION OF RACE Dr. Vicki Chiang Embracing all aspects of our identity is a great practice for kids and adults alike. It helps facilitate self-confidence, self-understanding, as well as compassion for difference and diversity.  Parents often ask about ways they can talk with their children about race – their own and…

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Race and Diversity For Parents: Doing Our Own Work

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Dear Colleagues and Friends, Here at the Institute, we have a saying about the importance of “doing our own work” – whether we are parents or professionals. As we consider ways to help children understand race and appreciate diversity, its vital for us to “do our own work.”  Research has indicated that many white parents,…

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