DAVID'S SERMON

Many of you have asked about the reference in our chaplain David Kitch's sermon from a week ago.  You ask, we deliver.  (Thanks David!)  Here's his reply:

The essay is "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack" by Peggy McIntosh, 1988. It's not long - about 5 pages. All the quotes I used (and more) are there. If you want to print one as a lead for the website, I would suggest this one: 

I can remain oblivious of the language and customs of persons of color who constitute the world’s majority without feeling in my culture any penalty for such oblivion.

You can find it many places online - here is one:
 
https://www.isr.umich.edu/home/diversity/resources/white-privilege.pdf
 
On May 12, 2014, Peggy did a follow-up interview for The New Yorker mag, you can find it here:

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-origins-of-privilege