CNN: Teen's "White Boy Privilege" slam poetry goes viral

Posted at 2:57 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 15:53:35-04

The video of 14-year-old Royce Mann's slam poem "White Boy Privilege" at his school went viral while the country has national discussions regarding race and privilege, CNN reported. 

Royce performed at a slam poetry competition in May at The Paideia School in Atlanta, CNN said. His winning poem offered a reflection on the privilege he feels he has been automatically awarded as a result of his being white and male.

"It is embarrassing that we still live in a world in which we judge another person's character by the size of their paycheck, the color of their skin, or the type of chromosomes they have," Royce said during his performance, according to CNN.

Watch the video of Royce's performance below. (Can't see the video below? Click here.)

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