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Home Topics in Depth Activism 'White privilege' essay contest ruffles upscale coastal town

  • Jefferson23 (2420 posts)
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    'White privilege' essay contest ruffles upscale coastal town

    * I ‘m not from this town but as a resident of CT I am all too familiar with their “liberal” mindset. Although pathetic for obvious reasons, the responses are a worthwhile read, imo. Talk about NOT getting it. lol

     

    WESTPORT, Conn. — When the town sponsored a student essay contest on the topic of white privilege, it was intended to provoke discussion in this wealthy, overwhelmingly white community on Connecticut’s Gold Coast.

    It did, along with no small amount of outrage.

    Contest organizers have been surprised by the reaction from some who say the question wrongly suggests race plays into the good life enjoyed in Westport.

    Residents like Bari Reiner, 72, say the question is offensive because the town welcomes anybody who can afford to live here.

    “It’s an open town,” Reiner said. “There are no barricades here. Nobody says if you’re black or whatever, you can’t move here.”

    in full: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/white-privilege-essay-contest-ruffles-upscale-coastal-town/ar-AAmrao5?li=AA4ZnC&ocid=spartanntp

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  • ThouArtThat (2823 posts)
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    1. Blinded By Their Whiteness – So Typical

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    • Jefferson23 (2420 posts)
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      2. I am thrilled to see them exposed on a national level, they're not

      use to the scrutiny. lol