Rhetorical Analysis Essay (McIntosh's "White Privilege: Unpacking…
Rhetorical Analysis Essay
McIntosh's "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack."
Main idea: white privilege and unearned advantages exist. Being able to acknowledge that will make people more aware of society.
Quotations: "Which works with teachers and professors to make school curricula more 'gender fair, multiculturally equitable, socioeconomically aware, and globally informed.'" (Rothman).
Quotation: White privilege "came as she was preparing a research article concerning male privilege in America" (Bland).
Quotation: Claims that "men gain from women's disadvantages...[which protects] male privilege from being fully acknowledged" (McIntosh).
Quotation: "more to skin-color privilege than to... religion, ethnic status, or geographic location" (McIntosh).
Alexie's "Superman and Me."
Main idea: minorities receive less education, suffer disadvantages, need self-help
Quotation: "Native Americans...have a lower overall high school graduation rate: about 65 percent earned a high school diploma with 75.2 percent of the U.S population. Their college graduation rate is also much lower, with 9.3 percent earning a college degree compare with the nation average of 20.3 percent" (Education World).
Quotation: Seventh grade, "found his mother's maiden name written in [a school-assigned math book]. '[He] was looking at a 30-year-old math book'" (Gross).
Quotation: Called an "oddity" instead of a "prodigy"
Quotation: "a smart Indian is a dangerous person."
Talk about McIntosh's back grounds. She's part of women's studies and found white privilege through the acknowledgement of male privilege.
Discuss more about what type of white privilege exists and how acknowledging the privilege will help many white people realize their advantages and use that advantage to help speak up for minorities.
McIntosh created the SEED Project with quoted intentions
Explains how McIntosh came to realize the idea of white privilege
Explains that people deny their privilege, which keeps it from being acknowledged by society.
Explains that white privilege is skin color, which explains my main idea that skin color leads to racism and discrimination
Introduction: Racism exists in America.
How racism has been in the past. How racism still exist today. What causes racism to be at the forefront of discussions.
The authors that I am going to compare in the essay: McIntosh and Alexie.
Introduce McIntosh and how she is an academic discourse. Then introduce Alexie and how he is a public discourse.
Discuss similarities between Alexie and McIntosh without going too in depth.
State the main idea of how racism still exists and that education can uplift society.
Talk about Alexie's backgrounds. He's Native American grew up on Indian reservation. He talks about real experiences and narrates his stories.
Discuss more about how he was disadvantaged and the situations he went through
Proves how these statistics contributes to the stereotype that Native Americans are dumb.
Proves how American Indian's education lacks compared to white. They are at a disadvantage.
How people don't expect Native Americans to be smart so it's odd that he is smart, he's dangerous, not a prodigy.
Conclusion: how McIntosh and Alexie are different/similar.
Agree: Racism and prejudice is real, existing problem in our society.
Agree: race and skin color determines some factors of how people perceive others.
Agree: Knowledge will bring power to society.
However, authors appealed to different audiences.
McIntosh talking to her people, Alexie general audience but more to Native Americans.
Both receive advantages and disadvantages.