Re: Equal'ing Adv. - Peggy M.

Date: Tue Feb 22 2000 - 14:24:06 EST

I love Peggy McIntosh's articles on white privilege. I have written a list
of my own about able-bodies privilege, however, as a physically challenged
person, I wrote it in the NEGATIVE, about the privileges I DON'T have. I
know of friends who have written straight p. lists, and Christian p. lists.
Basically, anyone in ANY minority group could write a list of privileges
for the majority group, because they know what privileges they DON'T have.

If anyone is interested in swapping lists, I would be most interested. I am
interested in the sociological study of the dynamics of minority groups, or
those labeled "different", and what they have in common, as well as what is
unique to certain groups. I believe, for lack of "hard evidence", that
there are more similarities than differences in our experiences.

Thanks for the great conversation!

Amy E. Kelly

"Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or 'courage in the face of
adversity'....disability is an art. It is an ingenious way to live." - Neil
Marcus, 1993

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