S Reflection On Power, Privilege, And Oppression In Society

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According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, privilege can be defined as, “a right or immunity granted as a peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor” (Privilege). Through reading this paper you will learn about the key points from the stories, A Social Worker’s Reflection on Power, Privilege, and Oppression written by Michael S. Spencer and the article White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh. Then the paper will include my personal beliefs on the topic of privilege and even some of my own personal privilege that are in my knapsack and that have helped me along my way in life. Finally, There will also be a point in the paper where you will be informed about how privilege affect people and how they can positively affect people who do not receive them. In the story, A Social Worker’s Reflection on Power, Privilege, and Oppression, Michael S. Spencer touches on some very important details when it comes to oppression, power and privilege of a certain group. The most important idea was that many different types of people experience oppression and it is just not limited to one group. The impacted groups can include those made up of people who are racially diverse, those who are a different gender or those who are part of the LGBT community. (Spencer) Each of these groups can experience oppression in different ways. When it comes to people with a different color skin we learned that our author would often be mistaken by people to be a waiter when he went out
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