Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Myth of Meritocracy

Zetta Elliott guest posts at The Rejectionist, on The Myth of Meritocracy.

"I found myself thinking of other advantages white writers might experience here in the US (though I suspect this also applies to Canada", and Elliott lists sixteen such advantages. She continues: "Really, I’m talking about cultural competence, and that can be demonstrated by anyone who has taken the time to learn about a culture not their own. But as Peggy McIntosh points out, there’s rarely any penalty for whites who choose to remain oblivious."

Agree? Disagree? Both Elliott's blog and The Rejectionist have conversations in the comments about the post.

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