The Price of White Privilege for White People

Note: Obviously, systems of privilege are most harmful to the people oppressed by them, and these lesson plans are in no way designed to diminish that.  It may be helpful to students, though, to see how even advantaged groups are harmed by these systems.

LEARNING GOALS

  • Understand that systems of white privilege take a toll not only on the underprivileged, but on the advantaged as well

MATERIALS

“Stuff White People Do: Fail to See How Racism Harms White People”

Racism Hurts Everyone: Costs to White People” 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Share and debrief the articles, either in a large group or in small groups.
    1. Alternatively, you can use the quote box method as described in the White Privilege lesson plan or the Human Barometer method as described in the Male Privilege lesson plan.