Senior Project Proposal—Stefany Boleyn
After attending the fifteenth annual White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, I have decided to focus my research on white privilege. More specifically, I will focus on how white privilege and racism affect the experience of students of color at university.
I want to explore what white privilege is, what it looks like on a university campus, how it affects students of color, and what could possibly be done to combat it.
I will survey multiple students from IUPUI, as well as anyone else who wishes to fill out the online survey I have created. This will be used to gain an understanding on current beliefs on white privilege.
I will use this article by Peggy McIntosh to discuss what white privilege is, and I will also use other articles on the subject, some of which relate to white privilege in schools.
I will, of course, bring in other outside books, articles, and resources.
I will write a research paper that will state how things are now and how they might improve.
14 April—visit University Writing Center
16 April—turn in final version