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If You Think 'White Privilege' Is Dumb, Wait Until You See the Left's Latest Target

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The grievance culture has struck again, and this time the disadvantaged group is — wait for it — left-handers!

I suppose it was inevitable. I mean, items like scissors, pant zippers and notebooks are apparently all made with right-handers in mind.

I really wouldn’t know, or at least I haven’t taken notice because I’m among the 90 percent of people whose right hand is dominant.

A viral photo posted earlier this month on Twitter by the account Libs of Tik Tok actually shows a slide from a presentation at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, titled, “right-handed privilege.”

Among the advantages listed for right-handed people are: “it’s easier,” “sense of belonging,” “world is organized for right-handers” and “more opportunity.”

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The photo was also posted on Instagram, where it has garnered over 87,000 likes.

 

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Newsweek reported that students at UNC confirmed the presentation was not satire.

In fact, it was “part of a mandatory program by the university’s Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, which oversees the 51 fraternity and sorority organizations at the institution.”

“Christina Parle, a leftwing activist and an instructional designer for the company Social Responsibility Speaks, gave the presentation on October 18,” according to Newsweek.

One student told the conservative Carolina Review, “There’s no way the university should be funding [the event] in my opinion.”

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Another told the student news outlet, the presentation made him “uncomfortable.”

“It seemed that the speaker was projecting her identity politics onto us,” he added.

The outlet further noted, “Sentiments like these were shared by nearly every student contacted for comment by Carolina Review, yet every student requested anonymity. Often, when the University mandates political ideology to be presented as fact in a required meeting, students are naturally afraid to openly voice criticisms of the program for fear of punishment by the school or their peers.”

Christopher Rufo, a journalist who has covered critical race theory, tweeted various pictures, including from Parle’s presentation, showing that people have really tried to argue this is a thing that should seriously be considered.

Fox News host Dan Bongino, who is right-handed, had some fun with the subject on his program “Unfiltered” last weekend.

He invited The Hill media columnist Joe Concha on the program to discuss the burden he bears as a southpaw.

“What can we do to help you overcome this oppression?” Bongino asked, with Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe also available to offer support.

“I need positive reinforcement at this point, because I am oppressed,” Concha said, tongue-in-cheek.

“What are we talking about here?! Critical hand theory, a professor is actually teaching this,” he continued.

Concha argued if he were paying tens of thousands of dollars a year for his kids’ education, he would want the school to “actually prepare them for real life.”

The columnist went on to point out that four of the last six presidents were left-handers, so maybe it’s not such a disadvantage after all.

Then there’s Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), professional golfer Phil Mickelson and former professional baseball player Don Mattingly, who are all lefties and have done quite well for themselves, Concha further noted.

There is literally no end to the grievances people can dig up to argue that they’re disadvantaged.

It’s time for a cultural shift back to focusing on character and courage and the qualities that really count and away from how life may have dealt various categories of folks a bad hand.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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