As hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter and #BlueLivesMatter permeate the internet, the divide between the black community and the police continues to grow.
But sometimes, the most powerful messages come from someone unexpected — in this case, a white middle school student from Atlanta, Georgia, whose slam poetry performance titled White Boy Privilege is taking the internet by storm!
Royce Mann performed his slam poem back in May after learning about white privilege in school. Two weeks ago, the video was shared on YouTube, and has recently become widely celebrated as the appropriate self-analysis by a white American in 2016.
In his poem, the 14-year-old admits that while he “loves” his privilege, it wasn’t created by this generation — so, he invites other young white males to reject their privilege and share it with the rest of society.
Ch-ch-check out his moving slam poetry performance (below)!
[Image via YouTube.]