There must be something in the tone of my writing. You’re not the first person to accuse me of ‘bashing’ and ‘vilifying’ — two things I don’t feel or intend at all.

It’s too bad if the takeaway from this piece does not scream exactly what you say: If you have privilege, of any kind, use it to help those who don’t.

“To whom much is given” is a longtime favorite. It resonates deeply and redirects the guilt I do sometimes feel for being born lucky. Which is never to be confused with self-loathing, though I frequently get accused of that too.

Thank you for your perspective, I will keep it in mind when writing about this topic in the future. Use your privilege to make a difference …

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