A film student at NYU, Aislinn Dewey, has created a wonderful, moving three-minute animated short, entitled simply “Privilege,” based on the work of Peggy McIntosh on “white privilege.”

Dr. McIntosh, who met with us during the filming of Traces of the Trade, has written about privilege in her 1988 working paper, “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies,” and in a shorter popular essay, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.”

Ms. Dewey’s animation, which is being made available online by WGBH in Boston, focuses on several of the examples of white privilege offered in the essays above. These examples served as an excellent basis of discussion during Traces, and Tom DeWolf writes about being transformed by them in Inheriting the Trade.

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