This thread will be locked pretty quickly if we don't keep it civil. Consider all the special benefits for someone who is not a white male. I chose this demographic as the benchmark because the media is accused of targeting this group. Gov't contracts reserved for women and minority-owned businesses employment outreach programs for women and minorities college admissions slots and scholarships for only certain minorities licenses for "Indian casinos" Then consider all the (debatable) down sides of not being a white male. To keep this from getting real ugly, you must provide reliable info sources. possible disproportionate police stops and unequal legal consequences possible unequal educational and employment opportunities possible unequal political and economic power Add up all the advantages and disadvantages and select a gender and race you would like to be reborn as today. 1. Why did you choose that combination? 2. Can you empathize with someone who is not of the race/gender you picked?