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Last month, Princeton student Tal Fortgang published an essay in the Tory, his university's journal of conservative discourse. The piece, "Checking My Privilege: Character as the Basis of Privilege," details Fortgang's experience as a Westchester-born-and-raised white male who attends an Ivy League institution and the difficulties inherent to, well, being Tal Fortgang. First among those difficulties is the frequency with which Fortgang is asked by his classmates to "check his privilege;" it's happened, Fortgang contends,...