La Sha explains in HuffPost Black Voices that an American student has only himself to blame as he begins a 15 year jail sentence for taking down a wall-poster in a North Korean hotel; habituated to cultural oppression, the student failed to respect North Korea’s hatred for America. Some day, please heaven, Arianna Huffington will answer for this:

Yeah, I’m willing to bet my last dollar that he was aware of the political climate in that country, but privilege is a hell of a drug. The high of privilege told him that North Korea’s history of making examples out of American citizens who dare challenge their rigid legal system in any way was no match for his alabaster American privilege …

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