McIntosh's article details the ways in which white people—male and female—are given unacknowledged advantages. She focuses on situations in which skin-color is the dominant priveleging factor (over class, religion, ethnic status, or geographic location) but acknowledges that many of these attributes are interconnected.
King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" was penned to a group of clergymen that condemned the protests ongoing at the time, but it reached a national audience. Through his persuasive writing, King simultaneously displayed the depth of his knowledge of the events in Birmingham, as well as the larger Civil Rights Movement.
This task helps students consider if the text is a window or a mirror through practicing literacy skills and using technology. Students will decide if author, speaker, characters or content in a text reflect students’ lived experiences (mirror) or provide a window into the lived experiences of people whose identities differ from the students’.
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