How do we know or identify privilege?

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Charitable Effort

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In this essay from Democracy and Social Ethics, originally published in 1902, Jane Addams, founder of Chicago's Hull House and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, focuses on the "the…

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Beverly Hills, Chicago

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Renowned for her "small... terse portraits of the Black urban poor" (Richard K. Barksdale), the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gwendolyn Brooks here showcases the disparity created by social class and race. The…

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Child of the Romans

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This poem was written in 1912 by Pullitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) as part of his series on Chicago. Besides being a prolific and gifted writer, Sandburg worked at…

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Theme for English B

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Langston Hughes was one of the foremost writers of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, a movement which, in the words of Du Bose Heyward, "dignif[ied] Harlem with a genuine art life."…