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July 24, 2016

"I can choose…bandages in “flesh” color and have them more or less match my skin."

An essay included in high-schoolers’ reading list seeks to explain the hidden benefits supposedly enjoyed by white people. Some examples of so-called “white privilege”:
I have no difficulty finding neighborhoods where people approve of our household. I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed. I do not have to educate my children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily physical protection. I can choose…bandages in “flesh” color and have them more or less match my skin. I will feel welcomed and “normal” in the usual walks of public life, institutional and social.
New York City’s public schools join fight against ‘white power’ | New York Post

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 24, 2016 12:05 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The author of the essay must not realize that clear Band-aids are available for purchase these days.

Posted by: Pjh3030 [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 24, 2016 1:15 PM

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