Leave it to an 8th-grader to explain his “white boy privilege” better than most adults – German Lopez / Vox

royce mann.jpgreLeave it to an eighth-grader to explain a concept that many adults still struggle with.

For a contest at his school in Atlanta back in May, 14-year-old Royce Mann read a slam poem about his “white boy privilege.” The whole thing is impressive not just because Mann manages to describe what it means to be privileged but because he does it with a type of clarity and nuance that’s rarely seen in heated conversations about race.

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