Recent revelations of elected officials who wore blackface in the past have prompted many to try to understand why this action, often done in jest, has caused so much controversy. After all, it was done in the past and not meant to offend. Are we just being politically correct and making a big deal out of nothing? Not in this case.
All of this talk about white privilege gets me confused. I am white and don’t feel privileged. I grew up lower middle class and worked my way through college and have worked hard for everything that I have.