College Student ‘Can Hardly Blame’ Those Who Robbed Him At Gunpoint Because of His White ‘Privilege’

By Kevin Boyd

In many major cities like Washington D.C., unfortunately being mugged is a way of life. However, one student at Georgetown University was not only blase about his recent mugging, but actually believes he deserved it because he was “privileged.”

According to his op-ed in The Hoya, which is Georgetown University’s school newspaper, Oliver Friedfeld wrote about his recent mugging and described it this way:

Last weekend, my housemate and I were mugged at gunpoint while walking home from Dupont Circle. The entire incident lasted under a minute, as I was forced to the floor, handed over my phone and was patted down.

He wants you to know that he doesn’t think his attackers were bad people. Not all, in fact, he knows why they did it. It’s because of income inequality and class oppression. Sigh.

And yet, when a reporter asked whether I was surprised that this happened in Georgetown, I immediately answered: “Not at all.” It was so clear to me that we live in the most privileged neighborhood within a city that has historically been, and continues to be, harshly unequal. While we aren’t often confronted by this stark reality west of Rock Creek Park, the economic inequality is very real.

I can’t wait to see the defense at trial when police finally catch these thieves. Maybe the thieves can say instead of robbing Mr. Friedfeld and his housemate, they were just merely “checking their privilege.”

“Privilege” has been in the news a lot lately. It seems that the left has been using this word a lot in related to everything from Ferguson to “Gamergate.” The term comes from critical theory or Cultural Marxism which tries to break down all societal relationships between “privileged and oppressed.” Here’s a …read more


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