White, Heterosexual, Cisgender Male: A Manifesto

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My almost-18 y.o. son related an incident the other day that haunts me. He was at a gathering with life-long friends, some of which have been close since second grade. They were sitting on the kitchen floor, chatting, when one of the young men mentioned how much history he’d begun to learn since seeing Hamilton. The musical brought the past to life for him. The boy has…