My heritage is Irish, not white.

S. Aleana,
Ocala, FL.

I did not come from a privileged white family. My family line on all sides traces back to the early 1900’s. They were poor Irish immigrants. I have been told I do not understand how minorities feel because I am white and privileged. I have never been handed anything in life, not even from my parents that abandoned me when I was 17. I am not rich, but I make ends meet. If this is what privileged is, then I would rather not be.

 

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