So privileged but yet so overlooked

Freeport, IL

As an white male I feel apart of a group of people that aren’t discriminated against but overlooked. I’ve never felt any disapproval or prejudice for being white, yet sometimes I feel like my opinion can be seen as overlooked or invalid because I haven’t faced many of the same struggles or had to overcome the same level of adversity as a person of color would have to. I also feel like some achievements made by white people may be overlooked because of a societal advantage given to them. With this being said I’ve always wondered what it’s been like to be a person of color and looked at differently or even mistrusted for that simple fact. I also feel a great level of empathy for others while noticing my privileged for the color of my skin.


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