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Anti-racist campaign in Canadian schools: “I unfairly benefited from the color of my skin. The privileges of whites are not acceptable.”

“Do you have privileges?” A school district in British Columbia is being criticized for launching an anti-racism campaign under the theme of “Do you have privileges?”

Posters about the alleged privileges of being white have been posted at schools in the Gold Tail district. They present quotes from district administrators talking about their experiences with privilege and racism.

“We are trying to point out that racism really exists and that some people are disadvantaged because of racism,” said Teresa Downs, the Director of School District 74.
But this does not please some parents.

When Kansas Field Allen heard about the posters, she was shocked. She asked her son to take photos so they could be posted on social media and get feedback from her peers.
“I would say that 95 percent of people are in favor of these posters being removed, and they are people of all races,” said Field Allen.

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