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When White People Suffer

Can we still call them privileged?

Photo: “Poor whites, Georgetown, D.C.,” 1935 (Source: Library of Congress)

What about me?

That is the question. It’s so integral to human thought and expression that it easily could qualify as our Animal Kingdom equivalent to arf, oink, and moo.

It’s also a question that, whether asked directly or implied, can curtail every meaningful discussion about race and racism. There will almost…

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