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colbyaley 488 days ago | link | parent

That's a good point. My school is often criticized as being a white upper class school, mainly because of it's location in my city. I thought about trying to mention this in my article, and in hindsight should have.


acheron 488 days ago | link

Why is "white upper class" a "criticism"?

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machrider 488 days ago | link

It's a criticism of the article for speaking over-generally based on a narrow experience, not of the author's lifestyle.

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herval 488 days ago | link

You're supposed to feel guilty for being rich, these days. Specially if you're white. Double that if you're a male.

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EliRivers 487 days ago | link

Fortunately, if there's something you should feel guilty about, you can complain about a liberal conspiracy to sooth your conscience.

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colbyaley 488 days ago | link

It shouldn't be, but that's the tone people have when talking about it.

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guelo 488 days ago | link

Thanks for writing that up! I wish I had been as aware of these things as you are when I was your age.

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laureny 488 days ago | link

> it's location

"its location".

You're 16, there is still hope that you can be a good speller, as opposed to most grown-ups :-)

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hansef 488 days ago | link

I'm as much a grammar-and-spelling nazi as anyone and can quote you chapter and verse the difference between it's and its, your and you're, effect and affect - but considering I've misused every one of these within the last week in email and sundry comments scattered across the interwebs, I'd argue this is not much more than "sometimes we all type fast and fuck up" ;)

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