‘White Boy Privilege’: Teen Performs Amazing Poem About Racism (VIDEO)
The Young Turks
A 14-year-old student wrote and recited a powerful poem about race. Ana Kasparian, Ben Makiewicz, and Kenny Hamilton, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“ATLANTA — Since the violence that shook America last week, a poem written and performed by an Atlanta teenager this past spring has been getting new attention. In fact, it has gone viral.
“White Boy Privilege” was an entry in a school poetry contest.
“To be honest I am scared of what it would be like if i wasn’t on the top rung, if the tables were turned, and I didn’t have my white boy privilege safety blankie to protect me,” Royce Mann recited at the poetry contest.
Mann’s message was a plea from a 14-year-old white male going to a private school in Atlanta: let everyone share his privileges.”
Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Ben Makiewicz, Kenny Hamilton
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