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Privilege: When this white boy asked a black girl to date him in the ‘80s

Jason Kilgore
6 min readJun 22, 2020

In 1988, I had just turned 16, had recently started driving, and was attracted to a girl.

Well, I was attracted to several, but there was one in particular. She was relatively new to my sophomore class, and like so many new kids, she found herself testing the waters with different cliques of kids. Like me, she wasn’t exactly a nerd, nor…

Jason Kilgore

Jason Kilgore is a published author of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, and is a scientist by career. He lives in Oregon and is addicted to chocolate.