Win #1 For Whitey

My partner is currently applying to graduate school. As a straight, middle-aged, white male, we've had concerns about affirmative action initiatives getting in his way. His application package far exceeds the minimum requirements and average applicant stats for each program he applied to. However, I still don't believe the concern was unfounded, as one rejection... Continue Reading →

The Great Parents Privilege

In recent years, there has been much talk of privilege. Namely, white privilege. I'm of European descent and my skin tone proclaims that loud and clear. Over the last two years, I've been accosted, unprovoked, by strangers on the street. I've been called mayonnaise monkey, lima bean, and cracka, which are apparently derogatory names for... Continue Reading →

White Poverty Is Now A Privilege

The other day, I excitedly sent my boyfriend to my favorite bookstore to pick up some early Christmas gifts. I haven't been in years, so I was looking forward to pictures and a rundown of all things books. Upon entering the store, a green-haired employee gave my boyfriend a dirty look. Two twenty-something men behind... Continue Reading →

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