Blindness adds Another layer to Privilege Walk
A while back, the Philosophy class met in the gym and student Jamila Lane led us through a “Privilege Walk.”
Jamila, from Atlanta, previously participated in Privilege Walks in both her undergraduate and graduate studies, but it was her first time leading one.
“Disability added a very interesting layer to it,” she said, “because everyone in this group is blind.”
Meaning that for questions that involved disability, almost everyone had to stand still or step back, and more than once as a result, leaving most of the staff and students clustered around the center line by the end.
“Usually, the separation is more distinct,” said Jamila, referring to the fact that the division is typically based on race and gender, with white men being overall more likely to benefit from steps ahead.
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