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Young White Male Privilege in a North Carolina Courtroom

Once again, being a young white male (or any white person for that matter) has its privileges.  The most recent example happened right in my backyard.  A former University of North Carolina student managed to escape a more serious second degree murder conviction and, instead, was found guilty of the lessor offense of involuntary manslaughter.  His crime:  He killed three innocent black people while driving DRUNK the wrong way down a NC highway in July 2015.  Immediately after the accident, he was reportedly belligerent and demanding that rescue personnel address his medical needs instead of those of the victims he hit.  

The punishment for his crime:  21-year-old Chandler Kania was sentenced to a minimum of 12 years and 8 months and a maximum of 16 years and 4 months in prison by Judge Henry Hight Jr.  Does the punishment fit the crime?  Of course, it's going to depend upon who you ask.  Personally, I believe he should've been given at least 20 years for every life he took and …