Character ≠ Privilege

As this critical week nears its end with Senate vote on Kavanaugh eliciting fear, anger and anguish, this article by Jeff Frank stopped me in my tracks for so honestly and accurately illuminating “the bad and the ugly” of privilege. In the Kavanaugh case, white-male-elite privilege.

I am reminded of my own bias in often equating privilege to character and quality.

Throughout my life, I had the privilege of being surrounded by intellectual elites, who also happened to be people of character. This article reminds me that I have been very lucky.

I am also reminded of the importance of education. The phrase “importance of education” doesn’t seem to do justice. Education—done in and out of the classroom— is the foundation that enables the shaping of people and their minds, hearts, attitudes and character.

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