PETERS – In the Gold Trail white privilege debate, both sides are right

THE DEBATE OVER WHITE PRIVILEGE has reached a tipping point in Ashcroft and Cache Creek.

When Gold Trail School District Superintendent Teresa Downs and her administration decided to put up a set of posters touching on white privilege, they were hoping to start a conversation.

They never could have predicted it would result in an uproar.

Both sides in this debate may be right.

Downs and her colleagues say they have been helped by white privilege in their careers, and who is really to argue with their own accounts of their own lives?

But they haven’t actually defined white privilege, and that has led to a lot of misunderstanding.

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See Armchair Mayor editorial on this issue by clicking here.

James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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1 Comment on PETERS – In the Gold Trail white privilege debate, both sides are right

  1. Grouchy 1 // June 9, 2018 at 8:49 AM // Reply

    Why stir this pot yet again ? I am getting so tired of being blamed for the world’s ills just because I am white.

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