Borrowed from Elsewhere: An Open Letter to Straight White Guys

Privilege is all too often invisible to those who have it, and many of us forget that being oppressed in one facet of life does not mean that we aren’t privileged in others.

Diary of a Gay Person of Color

Hey Bros –

So before I get started I want you all to know this comes from a place of love, not hate. I grew up around enough of you all to know that you’re not inherently evil (despite the best efforts of black culture to get me to think so), but I just want to give you some tough love for your own personal development.

I want to start by asking you one key question: Do you realize how lucky you all are? It may not be readily obvious to you but society has been constructed in your favor. If you don’t believe me, just look at the list below.

  1. When you walk down the street, you never have to worry is anyone staring at you because they think you don’t belong in their space or that you’re there to wreak havoc.
  2. You never have to worry about…

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