I can accept, though not quite endorse, most of your points here, but I have a problem with part of…
Carl Sandburg
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what everyone means when they express a desire for equity and opportunity.

Fairness isn’t a fair assumption?

And to the rest of this, I did specify poor and socioeconomic as differences. While, yes, the advantages to whiteness were particularly highlighted, a poor white family of nine should be granted the same…well, how am I supposed to word this ? Granted the same option to have the same or comparable opportunities from a young age? Your indignation, though fair enough and cool and collected, doesn’t do anything for me. Everyone has their own perspective, their own path, their own things they’ve had to overcome. Some have to overcome things simply because they were born looking a certain way. Some because of poverty. Some because of both. And on and on it goes.

Should I refrain from such giving because the likelihood is that my donation will go to a white kid who is not living in abject poverty.

Rather than white people or minority members of our community living below the poverty line? Well, yeah, probably, but that’s just my opinion. I would rather you give to the ACLU or the Innocence Project or an LGBTQ Youth Homeless shelter or planned parenthood or an abused women and children shelter or something along the lines of Developments in Literacy. But again, do what you will. As a Catholic speaking to an atheist, you have a higher moral authority over me in the eyes of the American public anyway.

I think the figures on charitable giving suggest that conservative people have an instinct to lift others up.

Forget the charitable giving. Look at policy. No more needs to be said with that one.

  • (For some reason the line option wasn’t popping up, but I want to separate these two thoughts.)

If you don’t agree with my position, you don’t have to. Like I’ve said, it doesn’t affect you at all as a 55-year-old white Catholic. You can carry on. To answer your question of “So what?” here’s a gif:

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