Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
If you are a Minnesota White Male who sincerely believes that white privilege exists, that it arises from the vestiges of slavery still persistent in our society, and that you are tainted with it solely because of your race, then you must concede it would be immoral for you to continue to exploit your white privilege at the expense of other, more deserving persons of color and gender.
Having conceded it’s immoral for you to keep your job, your house, your car and your retirement account, shouldn’t you quit your job, give away your house and car, close your retirement account and distribute it to the people holding cardboard signs at stoplights? Shouldn’t you pull your kids out of STEM school so they don’t grow up privileged and thereby perpetuate the inequalities in society?
Shouldn’t a person of moral integrity immediately act to redress existing injustice and avoid causing more? If you fail to do so, doesn’t that make you a hypocritical lying crap-weasel? Why would I listen to anything a person like that says to me about privilege or race?
I’m waiting for all the “Free House, Volvo Included” signs to pop up in Mac-Groveland.
You and me both ,Joe.