The Myth Of The Latin Wom I Just Met A Girl Named Maria Essay

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The articles “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria” written by Juthish Oriz Cofer and “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh are two essays covering the topic of race and gender. With a focus on privilege and race, one may assume that these two articles say the same thing, while in reality that is not true. As McIntosh and Cofer come from two different backgrounds and social standing, the authors offer two very unique views on the subject matter. Due to Cofer being a Puerto Rican woman and McIntosh being white woman, the two are opposites when it comes to white privilege and how it has effected them. This allows for them to give different views on the subject within the papers. Each articles differ in the audience, the purposes, and the appeals used within. On the other hand, both works are similar with the end goal and intended audience. As a member of the audiences targeted by both of these authors, I was able to connect to both of their writings due to the many different ways the two authors connected to their audiences.
When comparing Cofer and McIntosh, the reader is able to see the many differences and similarities between the two when looking at the reason for writing. On the other hand, the main difference between the two distinct lives that each author had when growing up in regards to their exposure to privilege and racism. McIntosh speaks of how she only realized the privilege she held as an adult, in
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