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Talk about yourself for two minutes, describing
yourself without titles (i.e. do not use student,
teacher, lawyer) or social identity (i.e. Black,
straight, American, woman).
Then, your partner will also describe him/herself
without titles or social identities. You will then
switch to a new partner. With each new partner,
Activity: Privilege Chains
Make a paper chain that is
8 links long.
The facilitator will read 25
statements. Please add or
“Privilege is when you think that
something is not a problem
because it's not a problem for you
— David Gaider
The concept of
Personal Identity Wheel
Step I: Write down all of your identities (i.e. your race, religion,
class, ethnicity, gender, ability, etc.)
Step II: Categorize each identity as:
Targeted (T): An identity that is the target of
Advantaged (A): An identity that is privileged
Step III: Using the circle, create a pie chart that shows your
identities, with the size of each pie piece relating to how aware
you are of each identity on a daily basis.
Intersectionality (or intersectional theory) is the study of
overlapping or intersecting social identities and related
systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination. —
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw