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Apparently, Free Speech Is a White Privilege

These incidents have all been explained as consequences of the constitutional protection of free speech. According to their organizers’ logic, being white in America affords them the ability to aggravate and incite people of color because, apparently, freedom of speech is a white privilege.

The term “white privilege” originated from a 1988 essay by Peggy McIntosh entitled, “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies.” The workwas later condensed into a shorter essay, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” (pdf).


Tags: #freespeech, #whiteprivilege
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