Poetry Examining the Edges


  • Maggie Kyle York University


White, Colonialism, Whiteness, Race, Discrimination, Privilege


White privilege allows white people to benefit from systems of oppression that work to disadvantage people of colour and Indigenous people. The author has written a selection of nine poems that create a dialogue surrounding the various forms of privileges, ignorance, and impacts that are created as a result of whiteness in Canada. These poems create a dialogue about different aspects of systematic discrimination including how discrimination exists through the law, media, and education systems as well as on an individual level. These poems are a result of personal reflection of the author.

Author Biography

Maggie Kyle, York University

Maggie is an upper undergraduate student at York University completing a bilingual iBA in Gender and Women's Studies and Multicultural and Indigenous Studies. She is actively involved in her home community of Brant. Her poems have been featured in local newspapers, on the radio in Jamaica, and places in between.



How to Cite

Kyle, M. (2017). Poetry Examining the Edges. Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, 7(2), 87–93. Retrieved from https://wpcjournal.com/article/view/17389