When I read this post "Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege" by Tal Fortgang, a freshman at Princeton, I really expected to find something new, something I completely missed about American society, something even profound. It's a bold title, and so one expects nothing less than a bold argument, one that will make you reconsider your position. But the post is not daring at all and has no depth. The reason why this young man "apologizes for nothing" is that his grandparents were hardworking Jewish immigrants, and America is a country that rewards hard work...

It was [my grandparents] privilege to come to a country that grants equal protection under the law to its citizens, that cares not about religion or race, but the content of your character.

It was my privilege that my grandfather was blessed with resolve and an entrepreneurial spirit, and that he was lucky enough to come to the place where he could realize the dream of giving his children a better life than he had.

That's it! That's all he has to say: Great America is a fair and just society, and for this reason alone, he deserves to be at Princeton. Why on earth did Time publish this astonishing nonsense? What were the editors thinking? Did they really believe we had never heard the tired argument before? I'm totally puzzled.

I also recommend that the young listen to Macklemore's sober "White Privilege"...