Sociology Live!

Sociology Live! is a series of open source videos available on for faculty and students in sociology. Using VideoScribe technology, these videos precisely explain complex sociological theories and concepts and engage both auditory and visual learners. Engaging different types of learning styles is important as students report losing attention in class can be as short as 30 seconds into the class period and up to 10-20 minutes in length. Students report shorter lapses in attention when faculty use non-lecture pedagogy. With each video being six minutes or less they can be easily incorporated into any face-to-face Introduction to Sociology course or embedded online. Discussion questions are included at the end of each video.

White Privilege

White PrivilegeWhite privilege is a concept that was developed and discussed throughout the 20th century. This video focuses on the academic article written by Peggy McIntosh in 1988 White and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies and her specific except taken from this article (Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack). Examples that McIntosh uses in this article include:
-being a credit to her race when stepping up in a challenging situation
-using flesh colored bandaids are a fairly close match to her skin color
Examples used in this video include:
-When someone doesn’t say “hi” to me I do not have to wonder if it is because of my race
-I have a full aisle of soap and hair care products to choose from in a big box chain store

Further explanation of white privilege can be found on pages 232-233 in Sociology 2e by OpenStax College.

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