White’s have fun, others have none

I’ve been in Mike Cappello’s classroom to learn about controversial issues, as well as some anti-oppression conferences a month ago. Mike Cappello is an ‘expert’ on white privilege and racism, and it appears he has been rubbing off on some of the students and I. While at the University bar working on a group project, students and I talked about our ‘alcohol limit’ that we handle, and the stories that have influenced what our ‘limit’ is. We both realized quickly that we can have this conversation without fear of being judged or labelled due to us being white and presentable (aka in “nice clothes”). Had we been a marginalized and oppressed group such as the First Nations, we would have likely been judged by any ears that heard us (or just in general for being in a bar). Our conversation then switched to white privilege.

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