Paul Waldman, in The American Prospect, takes a look at the benefits of white privilege enjoyed by people like himself. Waldman further takes a sympathetic interpretation of President Obama's comments pertaining to the Trayvon Martin case.
Waldman's column is linked below.
Paul Waldman: White Privilege
"I will never have to sit my children down and give them a lengthy talk about what to do and not to do when they encounter the police. That's the talk so many black parents make sure to give their children, one filled with detailed instructions about how to not appear threatening, how to diffuse tension, what to do with your hands when you get pulled over, and how to end the encounter without being arrested or beaten."
---Paul Waldman, The American Prospect