‘White Boy Privilege’ tackles cop shootings
Jul 20, 2016

Royce Mann, the 14 year-old student from Atlanta whose slam poem “White Boy Privilege” went viral with over 14 million views on Facebook, debuted his second slam poem on Thursday.
Mann, who is white, shared how he thinks people can work to overcome the challenges of racism and privilege.
“All these problems, I think, they really come from stereotyping, from grouping people together. Lot’s of people say, ‘oh well, all police discriminate, all police are racist,'” he said, referring to the recent attacks on and deaths of police officers in Texas and Louisiana.
Mann said that assuming all police are bad or dangerous is wrong.

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