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Abstract Title: Understanding Privilege: An Interactive Poster
Abstract: We are accustomed to talking and thinking about diversity issues in terms of the –ism's such as racism, sexism, and classism.  The -ism lens, which focuses our attention on those who are oppressed, obscures a broader understanding.  Oppression can not exist without privilege.  When one group is denied opportunity, there is necessarily another which is advantaged.  Through the lens of privilege our focus is turned to those who benefit.  This new lens allows for new understandings.  In this interactive poster we will explore the concept of privilege.
Abstract Type: Targeted Poster
Targeted Session: Showing Ourselves Friendly: Addressing Race in Physics Culture

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Melissa H. Dancy
University of North Carolina, Charlotte