Hey, White Guys, It's Time to Share America

The voter turnout for minorities and women is a sign that white male privilege is coming to an end.

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In the 18th century, white men who were afraid of what enslaved blacks would do if they became educated passed laws that forbade teaching them to read. These were the same men who followed doctrines declaring that blacks were three-fifths of a person and who considered it preposterous that a woman should vote.

It is ironic that the people they wanted to prevent from gaining power now have a blueprint for it.

Madison Gray is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based writer and Web journalist. Follow him on Twitter.

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