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Antiques Roadshow: White Privilege Edition
I am so grateful to the Sussex devotees, without whom I might never have gone rummaging around searching for all that priceless white privilege I never before knew I had! You see, I’ve been white for as long as I can remember; I grew up in an era during which being white was no big deal, and certainly not anything for which ANYBODY would pay good money. I imagine that the Romanov kids felt the same way about all those Faberge eggs that were laying about the family palaces!
I’m not sure how old my white privilege is, but I know it’s been in the family since at least the late 1800s, when my ancestors departed Western Europe to make a better life in America. I am really glad I kept the dilapidated steamer trunk in which it sailed to America with my Norwegian ancestors, because I understand stuff like that increases the appraisal value. My Nordic ancestors were dirt poor, and they left the old world with little more than the clothes upon their backs. There wasn’t much else stored in that trunk, so the family’s white privilege landed here in almost pristine condition. That's saying something, considering the trunk (and my relatives) sailed here in steerage, where they shared real estate with a few rats.
I wish I’d realized earlier the valuable of my great, great, great, grandparents’ white privilege! I could have traded it for a mansion in the Hamptons, a private jet, or some other bauble I wouldn’t know what to do with. Depending on the appraisal value, I will either take out a policy that will adequately insure it, or I will have it auctioned off and just suck it up and eat the capital gains tax. As problems go, having all that white privilege money, is one most would not mind having. Lucky me!!!




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