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  •  Thank you for whitesplain' that! (7+ / 0-)

    see, black people can do some whitesplain' too...

    I earned my way into a prestigious college, but they accepted me under their affirmative action program. Even though I brought good grades and high SAT scores to the table, they enrolled me, along with other black students from inner city areas, in a summer remedial program before the first semester. It was an insulting experience and I have not had much use for affirmative action since then.
    I do kind of feel you on that, though. I have some resentment against affirmative action based on that, too.

    But class intersects with race in this country very strongly and I, for one (who would be part of the underclass in spite of my degree) and I am a gay man to boot...so there's  a battle there that you have never had to put up with (and oooooooh, let me count the ways...)

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