‘White Privilege’ Essay Contest Stirs Up a Connecticut Town

According to New York Times reporter, Daniel Victor, “A diversity committee in Westport, Conn., a wealthy coastal town that was 93 percent white as of 2010, asked high school students earlier this year to reflect on the role of “white privilege” in their lives.

The students were largely fine with the question, which was posed in an annual essay contest.

As it turns out, adults had much more to say.”

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