Dialogue Questions for Peggy McIntosh’s Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Questions for Dialogue Week 1 – Week of June 1, 2020



  1. Which of the 50 moments she listed have you NOT had to think of? Why do you think that is?
  2. In your childhood, when was the first time you realized you were your race?
  3. When did you first realize that privilege that is tied to your race?
  4. When was a time you cashed in your privilege and reaped the benefits?
  5. In thinking about your position of privilege now, how can you surrender your privilege (think about your time, money, influence, etc.) to better amplify the voices and meet the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color?

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