Should children be taught about white privilege in school?
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Should children be taught about white privilege in school?

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A Canadian school district has come under fire over its anti-racist 'Got Privilege?' campaign, intended to educate students about white privilege. Some argue the campaign shames white people and only deepens racial divisions. But the school district's superintendent has defended the campaign, stating "We are trying to acknowledge that racism does exist and that some people, as a result of racism, are disadvantaged." Do you think white privilege should be taught in schools? 🤔

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B.C.'s School District 74 came under fire after launching a 'Got Privilege?' anti-racist campaign meant to educate kids about white privilege. Some parents believe the campaign unfairly shames white students and reinforces prejudices rather than alleviating them. The school district's superintendent has defended the campaign, arguing it is important that schools help educate communities about the realities of race and privilege. 

The posters feature phrases such as "Got privilege?" and "If you don't have to think about it, it's a privilege." They feature quotes from district administrators on their experiences with privilege and racism. 
"We are trying to acknowledge that racism does exist and that some people, as a result of racism, are disadvantaged," said Teresa Downs, superintendent for School District 74.

Many have applauded the campaign. The fact that people are so outraged just proves how much it is needed.

Others argue it is forcing conversation around race and privilege, which is a good thing.

But some believe the campaign is too simplistic and overlooks other marginalized groups who lack privilege. Race alone does not determine one's privilege. 

And others argue it is just further dividing people along racial lines rather than uniting them.

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