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Dahleen Glanton: If you are white, you were born privileged; that's simply a fact

People are uncomfortable with the term "privileged."

Several readers took offense recently when I differentiated between privileged youths and underprivileged youths in a column about the March for Our Lives.

"Categorizing and generalizing of this type are just veiled forms of discrimination and/or racism," one man wrote.

I'd like to take this opportunity to set the record straight.

If you are a white person in America, you were born privileged. That's just a fact.

It's nothing to be ashamed of. It's not anybody's fault. There's no need to get defensive about it.

The best thing to do is

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