White, male, privileged, finally getting it.

jcs_hdshtJ. Calvin Smith,
Ranger, GA.

After years in the Federal workforce trying to engage said workforce in my own philosophical struggles with whether statistical under-representation should be sufficient reason to favor female and minority candidates for hiring or promotion, I finally heard some speakers talk about the implicit privilege that comes with being White, Male and Christian (I am all three) in America. It’s taken a while to sink in, but now it doesn’t seem so much like liberal group-think to me. (I am, by the way, a progressive who hates corruption in the Federal Government – again, they pay my pension! – and who matches Green Party ideals best of all in recent years, so I’m a beyond-liberal liberal.)

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