Waking up to privilege: Intersectionality and opportunity

Stephanie A. Shields

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Ametaphor best expresses the way my understanding of white privilege has operated and changed over the years. I think of white privilege as lighting my path of professional development. Over the course of forty years of academic life, I have come to see how this light made travel over the rocky and difficult road possible, how it lit up opportunities at many critical junctions, and how it blinded me to what was just outside my own experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPresumed Incompetent
Subtitle of host publicationThe Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia
PublisherUtah State University Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780874218701
ISBN (Print)9780874218695
StatePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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