February 1, 2017

EASIEST CONTEST EVER:

White privilege essay contest sparks outrage in Connecticut suburb (Associated Press February 1, 2017)

When the town sponsored a student essay contest on the topic of white privilege, it was intended to provoke discussion in this wealthy, overwhelmingly white community on Connecticut's Gold Coast.

It did, along with no small amount of outrage.

Contest organizers have been surprised by the reaction from some who say the question wrongly suggests race plays into the good life enjoyed in Westport.

Residents like Bari Reiner, 72, say the question is offensive because the town welcomes anybody who can afford to live here. [...]

The winner of the annual contest's $1,000 top prize will be announced April 3. The essay questions are developed by a committee and approved by Staples faculty members.

Do you really need to write any more than, "The nature of white privilege is that I can win $1000 for writing this stupid essay."

Posted by at February 1, 2017 11:42 AM

  

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