Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Heidi Gill, Presumed Innocent

who are teaching white students in this culture of hate, which has proliferated under the Bush regime, need to resurrect Peggy McIntosh's "Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" essay on white privilege (an essay I personally find tedious but it does light the bulbs in my white students' minds)and then ask them to apply this newfound knowledge on "white privilege" when reading the news coverage of "Taser Victim" Heidi Gill, the 38-year-old white woman who was arrested in Ohio at a bar for "disorderly conduct" and taser-stunned by the arresting officer seven times over.

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