1. I *am* a minority, but not a racial minority. Read my profile or anything I’ve published on Medium.
  2. I’m an academic expert in the subject area from which the concept of “White privilege” emerged. I’ve taught it to college students for 20 years. You can read the source of that concept here. The author’s piece grossly misrepresents the concept of White privilege.
  3. No one’s ideas are above question. I don’t care what your skin color is, your sex or gender, or your sexual orientation — bad ideas are bad ideas. The original piece directly contradicts a major thrust of minority rights movements: shining a bright light on the unacknowledged privilege of people in positions of power: men, Whites, heterosexuals, cisgender and able-bodied people, etc. Racial justice will not be obtained if we stop pointing out the unacknowledged and unearned advantages conferred on White people solely due to their skin color.
  4. I never “told” the original author what she should write about or what “‘all’ Black people should be thinking.” Black people are entitled to write and think anything they want. Other people are free to disagree with those thoughts and writings. It’s called “the free exchange of ideas in a democratic society.” (cf. the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.)
  5. I am not a Marxist. (Thanks for the compliment though!)

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