Responses do not have to be in essay form. These are discussion board questions
1.Peggy McIntosh: “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”
Based on Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege:Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”, generate three lists: 2 items you would eliminate because they are no longer relevant, 2 items you would definitely want to keep, and 2 items to add to the ‘Daily effects of white privilege’ list created by Peggy Mcintosh. Discuss the rationale behind your decisions
2. Aging Population
What are the political ramifications of having an increasingly Hispanic work force pay taxes to fund Social Security and Medicare for the largely white non-Hispanic 65-plus population?
3. Meat Eating
The amount of meat consumed in first world countries places a tremendous strain on the environment. This has inspired many people to become vegetarian. However, in a culture that celebrates meat eating, such as the U.S., making this kind of lifestyle change could be difficult.
Watch the video “Why I’m a weekday vegetarian”. Do you think you could be weekday vegetarian? What are some other creative compromises for preserving our environment responsibly?
4.1.Terrorism and the Media
Can the information media play a role in the prevention of terrorism or would any restriction on their freedom to give news on terrorist events be incompatible with the values of a democratic society?