A white privilege card is causing controversy in Edmund High School

EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – Edmond resident Kitty Deering said she was shocked and saddened to find out about a so-called white license card making its way through the hallways of Deer Creek High School around Valentine’s Day.

She said that while a ticket was given to her daughter, a student at the school, they actually sold for $ 10.

“I guess [the person that handed them out] She just wanted to announce that for these are being purchased, “she added, gesturing towards the card.” They would just sell them, like a box of candy. “

Similar to a credit or debit card, the creator of the White Privilege Card said it was meant to be a joke

With its glossy white background and black address, you can easily mistake a card as a credit or debit card; However, a closer look indicates something much different, with the following language printed on the back: “This card gives its subjects happiness because the color of your skin and not the choices you make is what determines your ability to succeed.”

“It hurts because I have a multicultural family and we have Caucasians and African-Americans in our household,” she said of the impact the card had on her daughter and her family.

“And when you come to school and the Caucasians judge you based on skin color, it does not reflect love for who you are, no matter what race or nationality.”

KFOR reached out to the card creator on Wednesday, who said the card was meant to look like a parody, not something meant to be taken seriously.

“We created this card as a joke,” said Joel Patrick, who is Black and sells the card at OfficalJoelPatrick.com. “If they say it seriously, it’s a personal problem with them. You do not turn around and tell someone you are better than them.”

Patrick said the card, which also carries a reference to former President Donald Trump, sold 200,000 units.

It appears on its website with a variety of other accessories, including clothing, headgear and accessories, and is also licensed for sale by other retailers.

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Deer Creek High School principals said they acted quickly when they learned the card was being handed over to the school, and did not “oppose any action that would be considered discriminatory or harmful to any student or staff member.”

Officials also said they were able to pull most of the tickets out of the students within hours of reporting, and that students who sold the tickets “paid compensation and received additional consequences.”

Deering said the issue points to a larger problem, stemming from racial tension and bias in the county, which is often not addressed by principals, and is difficult for parents and other students to talk about.

“There have been years of ongoing problems of separation here in Nahal Zvi between staff, between students, between the community,” Deering said. “There were private Instagram pages, [other] Social media pages of very degrading things and [things like ] The use of the word N is very free. ”

“And I understand that,” she added. “Children are going to be careless. They will just be a part of what is happening in the world today. [But] We must change that. That’s not how I raise my children. “

Officials at the school said the district has a total minority number of 39 percent and 47 languages ​​spoken.

“I just want a decision to change the course of what’s happening in Deer Creek. We just need to unite as a community, not just for one race but for all the races that live here.”

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