The Anti-Racist Educator

We are often encouraged to believe that we live in a meritocracy, where everyone is equal and treated the same. If you just try hard enough, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t succeed. This test is meant to debunk that myth of a post-racial meritocracy by exposing some of the structural racial inequalities that exist in the UK. Adapted from Peggy McIntosh’s ‘White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,’ this exercise helps both white people and people of colour explore the presence of white privilege in British society.

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