A 14-year-old boy in Atlanta is currently being praised by social justice warriors for his “White Boy Privilege” slam poem.
The student, Royce Mann, was awarded first place for the effort during a recent contest at The Paideia School. Mann uploaded the video to YouTube recently after his school was forced to pull the video in May over negative feedback.
In the nearly 4 minute rant Mann bizarrely attempts to apologize to minorities by making gross generalizations and assumptions that they are automatically oppressed and incapable at birth.
“I have started life on the top of the ladder while you were born on the first rung,” Mann says.
Mann continues by claiming that all women are oppressed for wearing makeup.
“I love it because I don’t have to spend an hour every morning putting on make-up to meet other people’s standards,” he says.
The tirade goes on to note that white people have never been poor either.
“I love it because I can worry about what kind of food is on my plate instead of whether or not there is food on my plate,” Mann states.
The 14-year-old also claims that minorities can’t eat “at a fancy restaurant without wait staff expecting me to steal the silverware.”
“I don’t care if you think that the feminists are taking over the world, that the Black Lives Matter movement has gotten a little too strong, because that’s bullshit,” he adds.
Mann concludes the poem by telling his fellow “white boys” to act like women.
Speaking with reporters, Mann says he became inspired to write the poem after taking a mandatory class entitled “Race, Class and Gender.”
“I wrote it because I became aware of white privilege this year,” he told Fusion. “We have a class called ‘Race, Class and Gender’ that everyone has to take, and I got really passionate about how unfair it is.”