White privilege under scrutiny

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Julie Reeder
Julie Reeder
A professor of women’s studies at Wellesley College by the name of Peggy McIntosh, a white woman, came up with the theory and term “white privilege” in the 80s. It is the opinion of Brandon Tatum, a black man, white privilege is something that “woke” people talk about to make themselves feel better than other people. He believes, “White privilege is an attempt by the left to divide Americans by race.” In an open letter to his white friends he asks them to please stop apologizing for being white. He writes, “To acknowledge your white privilege is supposed to make you feel bad. Only it doesn’t. It makes you feel good because by acknowledging your white privilege, you’re declaring yourself to be enlightened. And as a virtue-bonus, it also makes you a better person th
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