Thought of the election provokes mayhem and borderline claustrophobia in my head. I didn’t care at first; I saw no reason. I am a privileged, white high school student. My life is so good, and I know that. I also was like, “If I can’t even vote, why does it matter what I think?”
Being white is a blessing, but it’s a shame that you’re not rewarded for your talents but for your skin color. You don’t realize how privileged you really are.
Paideia poet Royce Mann, 14, spoke up about his slam poem “White Boy Privilege,” how quickly it went viral, and what he hopes to achieve: “I want people who disagree with me to see that video.”