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White privilege and why Melania Trump gets a pass, Michelle Obama doesn't

White privilege and why Melania Trump gets a pass, Michelle Obama doesn't

Melania Trump's speech was littered with plagiarism. We all know what we heard.

The fact that the words were stolen from Michelle Obama — one of the most demonized first ladies in the history of America — isn't what bothers me most. It's that many people have refused to hold her accountable.

It is one more example of white privilege that explains why Melania Trump has been treated so delicately while Michelle Obama has had to spend the past eight years on the defensive.

When Melania Trump appeared to be in trouble during her debut in the national arena, people quickly rushed to her defense. She was presumed innocent and easily given the benefit of the...

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