The Volokh Conspiracy
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Conor Friedersdorf (Atlantic) writes, in a broader article about the Yale Halloween controversy ("The New Intolerance of Student Activism") (paragraph break added):
Here's one of the ways that white men at Yale are most privileged of all: When a white male student at an elite college says that he feels disempowered, the first impulse of the campus left is to show him the extent of his power and privilege. When any other students say they feel disempowered, the campus left's impulse is to validate their statements.
This does a huge disservice to everyone except white male students. It's baffling that so few campus activists seem to realize this drawback of emphasizing victim status even if college administrators sometimes treat it as currency.