“Underneath this is that we give privilege to these white kids.”
What part of being privileged includes getting threats of violence from people who work in media and entertainment?
The College Fix reports:
Princeton prof: Covington HS kids symbol of ‘white privilege,’ a yearning for 1950s
A professor from Princeton University told an MSNBC audience yesterday that, despite the facts showing the Covington High School boys are innocent of “taunting” a Native American activist, they’re still a symbol of that dastardly “white privilege.”
As reported by Newsbusters, religion and African-American Studies prof Eddie Glaude asked “MSNBC Live” host Craig Melvin whether African-American high schoolers would have been given the opportunity to defend themselves in the media just as the Covington boys were:
I think more than anything, underneath some of the backlash against hearing the young man is this question, who are allowed the innocence of childhood, right?…Why do we always do this in these sorts of cases, when white boys are involved, and what do we do, how do we react when brown and black kids are involved?
So underneath this is this sense of hypocrisy. Underneath this is a double standard. Underneath this is that we give privilege to these white kids. He can sit down with Savannah Guthrie and redeem himself, but then there are all these other folk who we just presume, you know, who aren’t so innocent.
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