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Now You Can Wear A Puzzle-Piece Pin To Show How Bad You Feel About Being White

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If both of your parents are white, chances are that you were born white. And that’s bad. Have you expressed the proper amount of regret about it yet? If not, now you can. Now you must.

Dominic Mancini, College Fix:

Students at Elizabethtown [PA] College this month are wearing white pins in the shape of puzzle pieces to remind them of their white privilege…

“Discussions about race are often perceived as being only open to people of color, but I think it is just as important for white people to partake in conversations about race,” Aileen Ida, president of the College Democrats, told The College Fix via email…

“No matter how accepting someone is, that doesn’t stop them from being part of a system based on centuries of inequality,” she said…

Wearing a puzzle piece to show awareness of your “white privilege” is perfect, because I’m always puzzled when I’m expected to feel guilty about things I can’t control. Y’know, like the color of my skin, or bad stuff that people with similar skin tones did before I was born. But if wearing a stupid pin will make you shut up and leave me alone, it almost seems worth it.

Of course, that’s just my white privilege talkin’. White people, right?