CBS Promotes Social Justice with Poem to 'White Boy Privilege'

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<p>During Wednesday&rsquo;s <em>CBS Evening News</em> the network chose to give a boost to Social Justice Warriors by ending the show with a poem to &ldquo;white privilege.&rdquo; &ldquo;<strong>We end tonight with a poem, written and performed by an Atlanta teenager this past spring, but it&#39;s been getting new attention from millions after the violence that shook America last week,</strong>&rdquo; stated CBS Anchor Scott Pelley.</p>

<p>The poem titled &ldquo;White Boy Privilege&rdquo; was performed at a poetry contest at a private school my Royce Mann, and a video of it made it online. &ldquo;<strong>Royce Mann&#39;s message was a plea from a 14-year-old white male going to a private school in Atlanta -- let everyone share his privileges,</strong>&rdquo; reported CBS&rsquo;s Mark Strassmann.</p>

<p>The parts of Mann&rsquo;s poem which aired include these passages:</p>

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<p>To be honest, I&#39;m scared of what it would be like if I wasn&#39;t on the top rung, if the tables were turned and I didn&#39;t have my white boy privilege safety blanket to protect me.</p>

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<p>I love it because when I see a police officer, I see someone who is on my side.</p>
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<p>&ldquo;<strong>I&rsquo;m just trying to be truthful about like how I wouldn&#39;t trade places with somebody and that I think a lot of people sometimes aren&#39;t so truthful about that,</strong>&rdquo; Mann explained to Strassmann.</p>

<p>Mann&rsquo;s poem had gone viral Strassmann noted, &ldquo;After Minnesota, Baton Rouge and Dallas, <strong>Mann&#39;s poem struck a nerve on line. Many loved it. Others attacked him. </strong>More than eight million people have seen it.&rdquo;</p>

<p>The CBS segment concluded with a line from Mann&rsquo;s Poem, &ldquo;It&#39;s time to let go of that fear. It&#39;s time to take that ladder and turn it into a bridge.&rdquo; Mann&rsquo;s poem won the contest.&nbsp;</p>

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