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Liberal Privilege: Unpacking
the Invisible Valise

American Thinker, by Debbie Hallberg

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Posted By:Judy W., 5/13/2014 7:32:36 AM

A Princeton freshman has sparked a heated, and, at times, nasty, debate over the notion of “white privilege.” In an essay titled “Checking My Privilege: Character as the Basis of Privilege,” Tal Fortgang writes that since descending on Princeton, he has been reprimanded several times by fellow students, who use the phrase “Check your privilege" as a “command that teeters between an imposition to actually explore how I got where I am, and a reminder that I ought to feel personally apologetic because white males seem to pull most of the strings in the world. This phrase, he argues, diminishes

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Here´s a list of 50 privileges that liberals enjoy but conservatives don´t.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HerbVA, 5/13/2014 7:56:20 AM     (No. 9846554)

I love hearing the quota hires squawk about " privilege" . They obviously aren´t bright enough or honest enough to see the irony of a situation in which they are hired or accepted into Princeton solely because of their non- White status while attacking someone without that status.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 5/13/2014 8:09:54 AM     (No. 9846573)

....meanwhile, Princeton admissions dept scour records and assignments to identify exactly where there process broke down in admitting this non-token non-affmative action, non-race-based student who actually believes in....merit-based achievement

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Reply 3 - Posted by: shamus, 5/13/2014 8:10:51 AM     (No. 9846574)

Maybe affirmative action should be called affirmative privilege.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: web, 5/13/2014 8:45:27 AM     (No. 9846615)

Here´s a concept. I have a Dream that you will judge me (if you must) based on the content of my character, rather than my race or gender. Allow me to get an education and scholarships because of my willingness to learn, and my hunger for knowledge and truth. Let me live in a colorblind society, where I can find a job and earn promotion based on my accomplishments and hard work. Leave your envy and pettiness at home, just because someone is more talented or hardworking than you. Stop blaming your laziness and stupidity on racism or sexism or prejudice. Leave me alone.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kowgirl, 5/13/2014 11:16:18 AM     (No. 9846852)

"Check your racism" would be an appropriate respponse.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StuartL, 5/16/2014 12:40:02 AM     (No. 9850519)

#3 -- The phrases "pigmentation privilege" and "melanin immunity" are starting to rear their ugly (but paradoxically beautiful) heads.

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