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Gasp! White kid apologizes for ‘White boy privilege’

How brave is this kid at The Paideia School in Atlanta. During the Junior High’s Poetry Slam, an end-of-the-year event, Royce performed “White Boy Privilege” and took the honors of first place.

He opens this three-minute diatribe apologizing to white women, Native Americans and people of color for the long-stranding privilege of white boys and men who refuse to share and spread the wealth. He criticizes stereotyping, racial profiling and labeling.

He admits he doesn’t want to trade places with anyone and he starts off at the top of the ladder because he is middle to upper class in society. He closes with a powerful call-to-action, “It’s time to take that ladder and turn it into a bridge.”

It’s a quite a moving piece that causes one to reflect. There’s no doubt that many Blacks, Hispanics and women are underprivileged, but not many white men are willing to admit that they are overprivileged. They don’t identify as White Supremacist, but they are for whatever reason living in a state of bliss and neither will admit or acknowledge they take advantage of and hold an invisible but weighty bag of options and assets not afforded to the colored, poor and underserved.

[This video first surfaced in May 2016 and disappeared. It has resurfaced and it’s so timely.]



74 Comments

  1. Sara Callaway on May 18, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Trying to find the video to watch it again and share it but it seems to have disappeared. Any clues as to where it went?

    • Malibu Jones on July 10, 2016 at 8:40 am

      It finally resurfaced! So timely.

    • Sheenah de Oliveira on July 14, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      It’s all over the Internet!

  2. Kellie on July 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    He clearly says dear women, not dear white women…

  3. Darla Kidder on July 10, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    WOW so amazing ! What an intelligent young man.

    • lilyred on July 13, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      He’s an ACTOR. Pull your head out. More BS propaganda.

  4. Elissa Malaikah on July 12, 2016 at 2:00 am

    This kid is amazing. Imagine using one’s privilege to speak up against injustice in all forms. Isn’t that a great look? Blessings to his mom and dad for raising a leader.

    • Jose Cuervo on July 13, 2016 at 8:01 am

      You’re right — he is a leader. He’s leading the indoctrinated sheep straight off of the cliff.

    • lilyred on July 13, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      He’s an ACTOR. Fooled again.

      • guest on July 14, 2016 at 11:47 am

        Absolutely. The media is not only playing us against each other but for fools as well.

    • n0n0 on July 15, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Lol, you think like a 14 year old. You little kid.

  5. BPatMann on July 12, 2016 at 9:54 am

    So, where does he go to school? Lovett? Paideia? Woodward Academy? Maybe he should check his white privilege and go to an Atlanta public school.

    • straitlacedmissouri on July 14, 2016 at 12:24 am

      You mean his Jewish privilege. He is a Semite not a white kid.

    • Vancouverois on July 14, 2016 at 9:24 am

      In the CNN interview, I believe he said he got the idea when he first started going to the Paideia school, and took a class called “Race, Class, and Gender”.

      • benvad on July 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm

        Paideia is the same organization that’s trying to flood Europe with non Europeans to destroy the Caucasian majority. Of course the leader Barbara Spectre is an Israeli and would never allow the same for Eretz Israel.

      • Sheenah de Oliveira on July 14, 2016 at 6:34 pm

        ALL schools should teach this subject then!

        • n0n0 on July 15, 2016 at 10:58 am

          You mean all schools should brain wash kids? Okay.

      • n0n0 on July 15, 2016 at 10:58 am

        Of course, a good class to create sheeple.

        14 year old boy wouldn’t know any better, JUST like the PC sheeple in this country, they don’t know any better and have the mentality of a little teenager.

    • Sheenah de Oliveira on July 14, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      How much more powerful was his message coming straight out of the mouth of a person who benefits from white male privilege! I’ve been talking about this for half a century, but nobody takes me seriously as a working class woman!

      • BPatMann on July 15, 2016 at 7:52 am

        But he has no intention of giving up the fruits of his “white privilege.” He only wants you to give up yours.

  6. Malik on July 12, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    White privilege and racism are interchangeable. Both are denied despite abundant evidence that they have a pernicious effect on the black community. They both manifest themselves in access to employment, education, access to wealth and justice, all of which are denied to blacks. Since both have been around for nearly a century, they go unnoticed because of their ubiquity.
    http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20160707-drivers-in-mostly-black-communities-pay-more-for-auto-insurance-report-says.ece

    • REM1875 on July 13, 2016 at 9:24 am

      Wait till you get out in the real world and get passed over for good jobs because of your skin color, because you are white, like I have.
      Equality is all races being treated the same.
      Bigotry is one race, any race, being advanced because of their skin color

      • Dunit on July 13, 2016 at 9:31 pm

        I’m sure your attitude had nothing to with you being passed over for good jobs. From what I can tell you seem to be a breath of fresh carbon monoxide.

        • lilyred on July 13, 2016 at 11:47 pm

          Lowering the bar doesn’t help anyone–unless you’re a pole jumper.

          • Dunit on July 14, 2016 at 9:13 am

            If they HAD hired you, now that would be lowering the bar! You’re so infested with hate you wouldn’t be able to do a good job if you tried. You’re just jealous because there’s open competition, and you can’t compete. I know plenty of white VP of Operations or VP of Contracts and VP of Finance, so many VPs to make all the white people feel important.



          • Jose Cuervo on August 18, 2016 at 8:25 am

            Your comment was definitely more “hateful” than any others in this thread although, to be fair, you probably don’t know the definition of hypocrisy



          • Dunit on August 19, 2016 at 2:08 am

            It’s not hateful. It’s just factual.



        • REM1875 on July 14, 2016 at 3:54 am

          We never even got that far they simply told me I was the wrong color right off the bat.

          • Dunit on July 14, 2016 at 9:17 am

            All the white men I know make enough money that their wives don’t work. Why don’t you go get one of those reserved for whites only positions? You know the VP positions making 300k they reserve for you white boys.



          • benvad on July 14, 2016 at 4:41 pm

            You must be Jewish because they’re the only ones ethnically connected to get those jobs.



      • guest on July 14, 2016 at 11:53 am

        How do you know you were passed over because of your skin color? Seems a bit bigoted to assume.

        • REM1875 on July 14, 2016 at 1:01 pm

          They flat out told me, One said they were not hiring my color. another told me They had to hire more blacks before they could hire any whites another told me I needed 20 years welding experience or I could just walk on the job if I was black and……. need more?

          • benvad on July 14, 2016 at 4:43 pm

            More of this will come in the future. Whites have to unite (Jews aren’t white) to form an ethnic block that advocates strictly for our own welfare and benefit. The other races do likewise and so should we.



        • Sheenah de Oliveira on July 14, 2016 at 6:37 pm

          I’ve been passed over for my AGE and GENDER many times in Atlanta!

      • Sheenah de Oliveira on July 14, 2016 at 6:36 pm

        Or wait till you get out in the real world and get passed over for good jobs and promotions, and get paid less in jobs you actually get, because you are FEMALE!

        • REM1875 on July 15, 2016 at 12:46 am

          Odd any female I worked with got the same pay and promotions the rest of us did. Course the a file clerk was not paid the same as the electrician – no matter what the sex was.
          And yes I did work with female electricians and they were very much in demand.

    • benvad on July 14, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      The cards have been legally stacked in your favor to let you jump in front of others because of your skin color.

      • Sheenah de Oliveira on July 14, 2016 at 6:37 pm

        AND your male GENDER!

    • Sheenah de Oliveira on July 14, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      It’s white MALE privilege, actually.

  7. Farnsworth on July 13, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Hi, this poor, programmed, cowering white wimp DOES NOT SPEAK FOR ME.
    In fact, I’m waiting for a big “THANK YOU” from minority groups for all the tax dollars I’ve had confiscated for there betterment. In the long run, it’s been a poor return on investment.

    • Corey Braxton on July 13, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      Especially since the majority of welfare recipients are southern whites. Do some research and quit following blindly behind the racist rhetoric that’s spilled out of every retarded racist out there…

      • MAC on July 13, 2016 at 8:36 pm

        With the current economy and the fact there are Whites it would stand to reason more Whites would be getting aid. I think you are the one lacking research skills. FYI, you are aware Hispanics in some States are included as Whites….

        • Dunit on July 13, 2016 at 9:26 pm

          Hispanics are also includes as black.

          • Jose Cuervo on August 18, 2016 at 8:27 am

            no they’re not you mental midget



          • Dunit on August 19, 2016 at 2:07 am

            its still less than one percent of the entire black population in America. On the other hand whites comit sixty percent of all crimes. If you are the victim of a violent crime there’s a sixty percent chance the perpretrator is white.



          • Dunit on August 19, 2016 at 5:03 pm

            There are many ethnicities included in blacks in America. Hispanics, are one of many blacks in America who are included.



        • Corey Braxton on July 13, 2016 at 10:29 pm

          Now I have to ask you about comprehensive skills and being able to read and process what you’re reading.
          Didn’t I just state that the majority of welfare recipients is southern whites?
          So what’s your point of replying to my comment stating exactly what I had?

      • Farnsworth on July 13, 2016 at 10:09 pm

        Only racist rhetoric I know about is BLM and NBP.

      • Alan on July 14, 2016 at 1:13 am

        Ahh, so you are one of those idiots that ignore the fact that there are more white people than minorities, which will make your results “show” more of this group does this versus another. OF course there will be more southern white welfare recipients you idiot, BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE WHITE PEOPLE!! DUH!. What you need to look at is the percentage of welfare recipients based RELATIVE to their race group. Then your pea brain will realize that blacks are not doing so well. Also true about crime. OPPS!! Guess logic is too much for your libtard brain to process. You just got totally owned.

    • benvad on July 14, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      He’s not White he’s a Jew using that as a cover to attack us.

      • Sheenah de Oliveira on July 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm

        Are you denying that he’s MALE too?

    • giantslor on July 30, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      He speaks for me. Contrary to what you say, he’s incredibly brave, strong, and enlightened.

      • Farnsworth on July 30, 2016 at 4:39 pm

        Lol, run along and service your black master coward.

  8. REM1875 on July 13, 2016 at 9:21 am

    No one corrected him and helped the self esteem of all the kids in the class but they gave him an award? Something is wrong here.

  9. Guardrail on July 13, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Absolute disgusting Child abuse. The teachers and parents should be charged and the kid
    removed from their care. The primary responsibility of parents and
    teachers is to instill confidence, self worth, and pride-in-self into
    our children. It is not to teach them that they are bad or of lesser
    worth due to their color or who their parents were when they were born.
    Shame on them.

  10. west1890 on July 13, 2016 at 9:57 am

    How ‘trendy’. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. A mini Shaun King. His parents must be so proud.

  11. yankeefn2 on July 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Brave? Moving? Really? Throwing a bunch of words together in a desperate attempt to be part of the problem is not any of those things. It’s also not even close to poetry. This is nothing more than a 14 year old kid, mimicking the pandering and pretend guilt he’s been taught to act like he feels. Of course he throws in a few F’ Bombs for effect and shock value. Enough that if this were a movie he wouldn’t even be able to purchase a ticket on his own to see because of the R rating it would have. 1st place? Either the other poems REALLY sucked or he got the award because of his white privilege.

  12. N=1 on July 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    The poor kid was gelded as soon as his testicles descended.

  13. Spasmolytic on July 13, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Our society is creating a generation of self-loathing white beta males.

  14. MAC on July 13, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Anyone that thinks a child being indoctrinated to hate who they are is timely and cute, are part of the problem. The school should be charged with child abuse and the favorite leftie weapon of bullying

  15. anabelle kyrie on July 13, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Hehehehe… he’s a pretty good actor…but he did not write it. His mom and dad are both liberal activists, and they wrote it. But he does deliver it well. Guess he’s just telling it how it is.

  16. sticky note on July 13, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    needs an exam, has been brain washed.

  17. straitlacedmissouri on July 14, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Nice one BUT this kid isn’t white. He is a Semite. Jewish and Arabic people are Semites so why isn’t he just honest and apologize for being a spoiled JEWISH KID!!!

    • benvad on July 14, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Because they want non whites to see whites as the target. The Jews despise Western Christian European people because we are viewed as an enormous threat to their hegemony and power.

      Jews (Ashkenazi) like Donald Sterling are America’s elite and the population doesn’t care that they are rich but what we do care about is the attack against us as a people (culture, race, traditions and religion).

      The Catholic Church’s guiding principle was: Sicut Judaeis Non. No one has the right to harm the Jew. But on the other hand the Jew does not have the right to harm your culture.

      Usury and the deliberate attack on our culture and the culture of the other is why the Jews are always hated.

  18. benvad on July 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    He has Jewish privilege that’s what he’s really should be talking about.

    The Jews are kind of a chameleon race because they’ll ascribe whatever moniker they can to adapt to the situation at hand and whatever’s most convenient.

  19. Sheenah de Oliveira on July 14, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I’m outta here – too much ignorance and hatred against anyone who is not a wealthy, white male!

  20. David McClintock on July 14, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    The media plays this brainwashing nonsense nonstop. A skit from an 8th grader goes viral with national media push.

    Meanwhile when whites are attacked with racial slurs, raped, robbed, passed over for promotions or killed every single day by non-whites – without so much as a peep in the local rag.

    When they are forced to report it they use words like “teens” “youths” “juveniles” “midddle aged men” anything to hide the fact the victim is white and the suspects are not-white.

    There is NO fucking white privledge. It’s just an EXCUSE for failures.

  21. BS Detector on July 15, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Check out the boy- an actor and this family – he’s not fully a white child nor his dad. His mom has Democratic ties. This boy has a very Privileged life that 99% of white kids will never have – going to a private school in Atlanta ! Google him and his parents.

    Royce was honored by the GA Entertainment Gala as a Best Youth Artist of the Year 2014 Nominee and was named Best Actor for the Indie Short. He made his professional stage debut at the Tony Award Winning Alliance Theatre at age 7. He has walked red carpets in Newport Beach, Tampa, Orlando and others.Royce is shooting his own films via RoyceSolo Productions and Producing via Punch Brothers Prods. in partnership with brother Tendal. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3546153/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

    His mom:

    Sheri Mann Stewart was trained as an actor by Stella Adler, one of the most famed Master teachers of our times and received a double-major degree with honors at age 19 from the respected Catholic University of America’s Theater and Psychology programs, later completing a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Sheri is a busy political activist and co-founder of Grassroots social justice groups and was elected as a Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0829830/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

    his dad:

    Harvard UniversityClass of 1983 · Barry Stewart Mann is an Atlanta-based actor, storyteller, writer and educator. He has a BA from Harvard and an MFA from the University of San Diego, and has been working in theatre, storytelling, and arts education for three decades. He is a world traveler, conversant in several languages, and brings a ‘global citizen’ outlook to his work. He performs and teaches through the Alliance Theatre, Young Audiences, Lesley University, and the Atlanta Partnership

  22. n0n0 on July 15, 2016 at 10:56 am

    That’s a cute, a kid who thinks he knows it all at 14 shows how the PC society thinks.. like a 14 year old kid. Enjoy that one.

  23. Stephen Friedt on July 16, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    He is a horrible actor. I hope his career disappears into obscurity. Creating division in the name of your career is evil. His mother should be ashamed. I am sure she pushed him to do it too.

  24. vrooden on August 16, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    How BRAVE is he?
    how about NOT.
    This is a betamale @ 13 years old.

    So, just to clarify… now its BRAVE to apologize for the color of your skin?
    is THIS what they are teaching kids?

  25. redcan on October 3, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    I would be sad to watch a black child feeling compelled to apologize for black people.
    That seems weird and wrong to me. Can someone explain to me why it’s now somehow okay to generalize and diminish someone strictly based on their skin color?