If the idea that we should treat others as we would want to be treated (or that all of us were created equal( doesn’t motivate you, maybe self-interest will.

Consider this: If whites didn’t actively promote self-serving discriminatory policies they wouldn’t need to fear minority status. Even then, it will take decades to undermine the financial, educational and political barriers we established, which should give us plenty of time to create common ground.

Or we can continue to erect barriers to equality and then you’ll be right. By the 22nd century, legal barriers to protect white privilege could be reversed to our disadvantage.

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