The poem opens with the lines “Dear women, I’m sorry. Dear black people, I’m sorry. Dear Asian-Americans, dear Native Americans, dear immigrants who came here seeking a better life, I’m sorry. Dear everyone who isn’t a middle or upper-class white boy, I’m sorry. I have started life on the top of the ladder while you were born on the first rung.”
Performed by Royce Mann at a poetry slam competition in May of this year at The Paideia School in Atlanta, Mann’s poem offers listeners a chance to hear the perspective of a white middle class male who has experienced the privilege that is automatically awarded as a result of his ethnicity and gender.
What do you think? Does Royce have a point? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below. Much love, Luke.
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