Although privilege is a foundational concept in many courses, students often have only a vague notion of it, which hinders discussion and analysis. This activity/assignment, grounded in bell hooks' engaged pedagogy, tasks students with visually representing and explaining a concrete instance of privilege to their peers. Through creating comic strips, students must interrogate their assumptions of privilege and begin to encounter its intersectional structure. Creating comic strips that depict privilege helps students grasp the concept and apply it in their self-reflection. Moreover, this establishes a foundation from which students can interrogate the positions of privilege that structure their social realities.
Garcia, Ashley D.
"Playing with Privilege: A Creative Way for Students to Unpack Privilege,"
Feminist Pedagogy: Vol. 3:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/feministpedagogy/vol3/iss1/7
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