The articles titled White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack and the one that is titled SCARF: a brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others have both strengths and weakness that may have an impact on the readers. It is important to note the strengths and see how useful they will be in the society and how the weakness can be countered for the benefit of the society. The ability to spot the strengths and weaknesses is important because it ensures that the articles that are written in the future take them into account and ensure that the content is important in the society.
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
The paper addresses the disadvantages of racism which in a way may discourage the readers from being racists and thinking that their race is more important compared to the other. The author notes the importance of not being taught about the white privilege just like the men are not taught about the male privilege. One of the strengths of the article is that the author recognize the fact that people recognize the whites as superior even when the whites themselves do not think so. It therefore means that there are some aspects of behavior among the whites that make them to be perceived supreme and that makes the people think that they are racists. Recognizing that particular issue is important because of the fact that it lessens the problem of racism that affects the people in the society and may help the people in coming up with the necessary solutions. The author clearly says that he has been enjoying the unearned skin privilege in the society which means that he has been enjoying the privileges of racism. The major weakness of the paper is the fact that it is an object of the authors experience and not of research hence cannot be relied upon as a solution to racism. However he addresses important points that can deal with the problem once they are put into consideration (Rudolph, n.d.).
SCARF: a brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others
The author sets up the SCARF model as something that will improve teamwork among the people as the need for people to work together increases. The author notes the fact that the study of the brain provides some insights that can be applied in the real world to provide real solutions to the problems that the people face in the society. One of the motivation that makes the author and the researchers to assess the brain is the desire to limit the threats and find strengths that will improve the lives of the people. The other strength is the fact that the SCARF model involves five domains of human social experience which include certainty, status, autonomy, fairness and relatedness. The fact that it addresses the domains means that it is important in addressing the aspects of experience that are affecting the people in the society. The author provides the foundations of the models as a way of making the readers understand why he came up with it in the first place. The article also addresses the importance of autonomy in the lives of the people. One of the weakness of the paper is the fact that the language that is used may not be understood by all the people. It would be better if simple words were used to make it useful to all the audiences. However, the information addressed is important and should be put into consideration (Rock, 2001).
Research is important in the lives of the people and it is important to ensure that everything is addressed in the best way possible for the benefit of the readers. It is also important for the authors to deal with the strengths and weaknesses appropriately.
Rock, D. (2001). SCARF: a brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others. Retrieved from https://qrisnetwork.org/sites/default/files/materials/SCARF%20A%20Brain-based%20Model%20for%20Collaborating%20with%20and%20Influencing%20Others.pdf
Rudolph, D. (n.d.). ‘White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack’ and ‘Some Notes for Facilitators. Retrieved from https://nationalseedproject.org/Key-SEED-Texts/white-privilege-unpacking-the-invisible-knapsack