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 San Diego State University Students Earn Extra Credit for Calculating 'White Privilege'

San Diego State University Students Earn Extra Credit for Calculating 'White Privilege'

By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times

A questionnaire recently handed out at San Diego State University allows students to calculate their “white privilege” for extra credit.

Feminist Peggy McIntosh’s essay “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” may have been published in 1989, but its blueprint for identifying “white privilege” is now worth academic bonus points to “Aztecs” in 2017. A copy of one sociology class’ “White Privilege Checklist” was forwarded to an educational watchdog on Tuesday and confirmed by its author Tuesday.

“Only through processes that allow us to share intersubjectively, weigh all of our perspectives according to amount of shareable empirical evidence can we approximate an objective understanding of our society,” professor Dae Elliott told The College Fix. “It may never be perfect, in fact, I am sure we will always be improving but it is a better response if we are truly seekers of what is truth, what is reality. In a society that values fairness, our injustices that are institutionalized are often made invisible.”

Some of the statements that allegedly privileged students are asked to check off include:

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