White privilege, color blindness, and services to battered women.

  title={White privilege, color blindness, and services to battered women.},
  author={Denise A Donnelly and Kimberly J Cook and Debra van Ausdale and Lara S Foley},
  journal={Violence against women},
  volume={11 1},
White privilege is a system of benefits, advantages, and opportunities experienced by White persons in our society simply because of their skin color. In this article, the authors present the results of a descriptive, exploratory study of White privilege in battered women's shelters in the Deep South. Based on a qualitative analysis, the authors show how White privilege is intricately connected to executive directors' claims of color blindness, the othering of women of color, and viewing White… CONTINUE READING
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