It is easy to ignore privilege when you are on the receiving end of it. A three-week program at Santa Clara aims to focus on the issue of privilege within students’ lives without trying to guilt or shame anyone, but instead, by inspiring students to be allies and empowered individuals.
As a Chicano student, I am regularly one of the only minority students in my classes. I can count the number oof non-white professors whose classes I have taken on one hand. I have been questioned as to why I am majoring in English if I am Mexican.