To The Editor:

Whatever feelings of “guilt” which I might have about my role as a white oppressor are more than tempered by my firm belief that most adverse consequences in life are the result of poor decision-making, either by the principal party or by his or her parents.

I’m confident that the concept of “personal responsibility” will be an important part of the discussions promoted by Peace Lutheran Church (“Waking Up White”) and ECC’s “Whiteness Workshop,” beginning in January 2018.

I will not be attending either of these events because I’m too busy struggling to pay my bills without government help and I don’t want to miss the postman when he puts my “white privilege” check in the mailbox.

         Washington Resident

Editor’s Note: Letter was signed. Name witheld per request.