Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

A White Former Foster Kid Confronting Her Privilege

I grew up white and poor, but still believe I benefitted from white privilege

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

I grew up poor, and white in a subsidized housing unit. Most of my childhood friends who grew up in the same housing complex, and my first crushes were black. As a young adolescent I felt normal enough, since everyone around me grew up in the same…

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