“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” is published in 1989 in Peace and Freedom Magazine (a publication of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom). The text is written by American feminist and anti-racism activist Peggy McIntosh. She wanted to identify the daily effects of the white privilege in her life. She states: “ I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets that I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was “meant” to remain oblivious. White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools and blank checks.”
Even though 1989 seems a long time ago, the “Invisible Knapsack” is still very much present and alive in Western Society. Anno 2017 there is still a lot of healing needed of white people’s blindspots for this deep rooted inequality.
The discussion about #WhitePrivilege seems to have more attention again for the general public. Putting an end to white privilege is part of the radical change that mankind needs to make. It’s an important change in the many other changes mankind needs to make. Everything seems to be deteriorating – from ecology to economy. The ruling elites are dysfunctional, and getting more dysfunctional day by day. We need to make an end of these live degrading systems and we have to start with ourselves. We have to wake up. It’s time to speak hard truths with love.
Here you can read more background information about the publication and Peggy McIntosh’s thoughts behind it.
In this video Paul Mooney Explains what most whites just don’t get about racism.
Here you can see Wit Is Ook Een Kleur, a recently launched Dutch documentary about the presence of white privilege in The Netherlands.
Click here for very simple but impressive 47 seconds video about white privilege.
Special thanks to Jasper Griepink who tipped us about Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.
Climate Guardians is an artistic political act by ClimActs, an Australian theater group. Climate Angels are a group of engaged women, dressed in white with enormous wings, creating breathtaking climate protest. Their use of the angel iconography highlights the vital role of guardianship of our world’s precious natural resources. The angelic activists appear at major rallies, backdropping or intercepting political events, and bringing a theatrical and angelic presence to public demonstrations as well as non-violent direct actions to support demands for climate justice.
Click here to visit their website.
Hereby a selection of #veganchic statement pieces, inspiration for the earth keepers out there <3
“Veganism isn’t a goal to attain. It’s the means by which we can attain our goals. Compassion is the goal. Veganism is a way to get there.” Colleen Patrick Goudreau
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Changing reality with love & sexuality:
Fuck for forest is a non-profit, environmental organization that raises funds to rescue forests through the sales of paid memberships to their world’s first Eco-Porn website. Amongst other sexy events they organize Environmental Live Sex Shows. They strive to use the money earned from the porn industry to invest it into good causes such as rainforest rescue, indigenous protection and creation of climax refugees forest. The organisation has collected over €245 000 since its launching in 2004. Michal Marczak made a Film about them. Few others smaller initiatives with the same ideology exists, for example Veg Porn.
This blog post is made possible by the beautiful Jasper Griepink.