Saturday, February 25, 2006

White Privilege, Multiculturalism, and Marxism

Paulos is back to blogging on multiculturalism again. He has begun a series on critiqueing Peggy McIntosh's essay, "Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack." There is a little more history in this blog entry.

What I don't understand, is what good do people like McIntosh intend when arguing that white's have privileges that those in other races do not. What does it accomplish beyond divisiveness? What good does it do but draw lines of distinction? Oughtn't we be more concerned about finding common ground and affirm the good, rather than focus on the bad?

1 comment:

Mike said...

What good is common ground? Libs need to vilify conservatives, especially Christian conservative, if they want to keep their jobs. Brilliant minds like Senator Clinton bless us with statements about Congress being run like a plantation (and you know what I'm talkin' about!) and whites having unearned priviledge so that minorities (racial and otherwise) might consider them the lesser of two evils when they go to the ballot box. They can either choose the pompous, priviledged conservative, or the humble, almost-guilty-feeling priviledged liberal who might side with them some of the time.

The unfortunate reality is that most Clinton and McIntosh types don't really give a rat's you-know-what about minority rights, equality, or any of that stuff. All they want is to stay in power by keeping up the perception that they're the ones who care about "the little guy."