Circle the correct answer for each question.
According to the author, learning about race and culture can be
Both an emotional and an
Only an intellectual process
A & C
Racial identity development is
defined as the process of
Learning about current racial
issues in the U.S.
Being connected with the
experiences of one’s racial group.
Growing up with people of many
Being able to identify who is
For many European Americans,
who are in the early stages racial identity development, the learning
Is more difficult than it is
for people of color.
Requires creating an awareness
of oppression and difference around race.
Can cause anxiety and stress
All of the above
Applying the Kubler-Ross Model
of Death and Dying to the study of racial identity theory can help one to
understand racial identity formation because
It is so different from the
other models in this reading and may be a better fit with some students’
Everyone is going to die, so it
applies to all.
The author feels that this
model is superior to the others discussed in the article.
The term “White Privilege”
White people have more money
than people of color.
Most white people have a deeper
understanding of racial issues than people of color.
Whites have unearned advantages
that they often don’t are not aware of having.
Harry White’s racial identity
development theory makes the most sense.
Circle the correct
answer for each question.
1. Most white people
a. Clearly understand that they have a privilege
because of their race.
to know that they have unearned privileges because of their race.
Who are prejudiced against
people of color are also prejudiced against gays and lesbians.
Are not prejudiced against
2. When white people learn about race they are
That it creates an advantage
for them in society.
That they may experience the
world differently than people of color.
About racial oppression.
d. None of the above.
3. Both white privilege and heterosexual
Are always visible
Apply only to males
Are based on unearned power and
Are no longer an issue in
4. According to the author,
it is more difficult for white people than people of color to understand racism and privilege because
There are more whites than
people of color in the world
White people never have close
friends who are people of color
Slavery no longer exists in the
They are less apt to experience
a lack of privilege themselves.
5. Male privilege still exists
Because males are still more
powerful than females in most of the world.
There are simply more men than
women in the population.
Masculinity is more visible
A & B.
Which of the following groups
is most apt to experience being privileged?
a. People without
b. Muslims in
the United States
to the United States
d. Workers over
sixty-fifty years of age
The author says that she, like
most white people was
a. Taught that she was an
oppressor of other people by her parents.
b. Unaware that she had an unfair advantage because she was white.
as a child to believe that her life experiences were not the same for people of
d. Brought up
to believe that race didn’t matter anymore in the world.
McIntosh says that white and
a. Must be conscious to be an advantage for whites and males.
b. Makes some
things in life easier for males and whites even if they are unaware of their
b. Only exists in the United States.
c. Is forbidden by the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Which of the following
statements is true?
a. Members of privileged groups have more power to change society than
members of less privileged groups.
Privilege is beneficial to
everyone in a culture.
Members of less privileged
groups have more power to change society than members of privileged groups.
None of the above is true.
10. Example(s) of religious privilege in the United States could
a. Not closing retail stores on Easter
b. Taking out the “under God” phrase in the pledge of allegiance to the
c. Giving all employees Christmas day off with pay but requiring Jewish
employees to work on all of their high holy days.
d. A & B
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