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Local View: Un-Fair critics should open themselves to exhibit

Published 07/15/2012, for the Duluth News Tribune

I understand how some people are feeling attacked by the Un-Fair Campaign’s media materials. Many of us who are white, when first faced with the reality of white privilege, take it personally. The thinking goes: if white privilege exists and is unfair, then white people must be bad. Well, it doesn’t work that way. White privilege describes a system, not a people. That may not be clear from the billboards, but it’s true.

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