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#136: The Privilege Predicament

Hi Loyal Subscribers! The Highlighter #128 featured an article that questioned whether acknowledging
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#136: The Privilege Predicament
By Mark Isero • Issue #136 • View online
Hi Loyal Subscribers! The Highlighter #128 featured an article that questioned whether acknowledging white privilege decreases racism in schools. This week’s lead article continues that train of thought. What’s the point of calling someone else out on their privilege, particularly if doing so leads either to silence or insincere confessions? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Does the author have a point, or is he simply a racist, out-of-it professor?
Also, I have some good newsHighlighter Happy Hour #5 is around the corner! Get your (free) tickets before they sell out. Meet new people, offer your perspective, and listen with empathy — whether you chat about the articles or not! Here are a few photos from last time to pique your interest.

The Privilege Predicament
Teaching’s Diversity Problem
Tyrone Valentino, who belongs to loyal subscriber Whitney, understands your deepest thoughts. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? j.mp/nominatepet
Tyrone Valentino, who belongs to loyal subscriber Whitney, understands your deepest thoughts. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? j.mp/nominatepet
Being Frugal Is For The Rich
The Tragedy of the Commons
This Week’s Podcast: Listen to The Highlighter Podcast #32 to hear Anne and my reflections on this month’s deep dive on college. What began as a general focus on college ended up centering on the experiences of first-generation college graduates — who make up one-third of all college students today. Why aren’t their voices more represented? If you like what you hear, please subscribe!
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