The White Privilege Behind White Privilege

Perhaps you have heard of the Privilege Walk, wherein you line a bunch of people up and call out things such as, “If you are right-handed, take a step forward.” Most have to do with race, sex, sexual orientation, and poverty. The idea is that you’re supposed to shame all the white, straight males — perhaps a few of the white, straight females — but in many ways it really embarrasses everyone involved (except, somehow, the “enlightened” trainer in charge of such things).

If you keep stepping back and stepping back, it starts to get embarrassing. There are…



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Troy Camplin

I am the author of “Diaphysics” and the novel “Hear the Screams of the Butterfly.” I am a consultant, poet, playwright, novelist, and interdisciplinary scholar.