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How white entitlement marred my trip to a Ferguson teach-in

"Listen when I talk to you!”: How white entitlement marred my trip to a Ferguson teach-in

The following piece is from Salon. It was written by Brittney Cooper.

By: Brittney Cooper

On Friday, I was on the train to New York to do a teach-in on Ferguson at NYU. Beats headphones on, lost in thought, peering out the window, I suddenly saw a white hand shoving my work carry-on toward me. Startled, I looked up to see the hand belonged to a white guy, who was haphazardly handling my open bag, with my laptop perched just inside to make space for himself on the seat next to me.

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