I Just Bought My Dream Car
Britni de la Cretaz

Ooof. Can you imagine if the author hadn’t been a white girl? I’m pretty sure the cops wouldn’t have let that one fly…

I think that it’s ultimately good that she shared her story, but definitely some more acknowledgement or remorse of her white privilege would be appropriate. The author was definitely helped by a LOT of privileges not often afforded to most — cops who let a DUI fly by, an acquaintance who happens to work in refinancing/credit reputation building, etc.

Right now this story reads that the biggest consequence of her mistakes/alcoholism was a crappy car, and oh boy, how awesome it is to be a white, middle class person in America!