Ask Andrew W.K.: Should I Feel Guilty for Being White?

[Editor’s note: Every Wednesday, New York City’s own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions and sets you safely down the…

“When it comes to privilege, try thinking about it this way: It’s a privilege to be able to consider the ideas we’re discussing as ideas – not as true hardships you experience yourself. It’s a privilege to contemplate discrimination as an abstract concept rather than as part of your everyday existence. It’s a privilege to discuss battles and fights from a great distance, where we don’t have to wonder if our life is at risk because of the unfairness of an established system we weren’t allowed to participate in designing.”

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