In his blog posting, John Scalzi argues that straight white men play the game of life on the lowest difficulty setting. What about straight white women? Queer white men? Straight black men? When you change one of the characteristics? How do their structural positions change?
Please google and do short biographies about the authors for this week:
|Combahee River Women's Collective|
Thinking about political organizing, do white women have the same needs as black women? Queer Asian men and straight Asian men? Why or why not?
Are people only granted advantages or disadvantages because of their race? What if someone has racial privilege but not ability privilege?
From the titles of these readings, please come up with two questions you have about this texts:
"Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference"
"The Combahee River Collective Statement"