White People Sent on a Guilt-Trip

ELLIOT LAKE News

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To even set up “White privilege” as a category is prima facie racist. It is to reduce the sum of a person, his dignity, his drive, his worth and his soul, to the colour of his skin.

I’ve seen the captious phrase “white privilege” — a camp neologism by my reading — very often lately. It emerges from the intellectual marshes of social justice “educators,” a typical pseudo-concept from that roiling pastiche of academic pursuit.

At [the] base [of] this nonsense asserts that White people come equipped — habited as it were — with all sorts of advantage, opportunities, easy dealing, and in general a faster better reach for the good things of life than human beings less pale.

The phrase has not surprisingly spawned a slogan — after all, what academic discipline doesn’t aspire to the abrupt short-thought of a bumper…

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