White Privilege Not Limited to White People?

Here’s a radio exchange between CNN legal analyst Areva Martin, a black woman, and Sirius XM radio and Fox Nation host David Webb:

David Webb

WEBB: I’ve chosen to cross different parts of the media world, done the work so that I’m qualified to be in each one. I never considered my color the issue, I considered my qualifications the issue.

MARTIN: That’s a whole, another long conversation about white privilege, the things that you have the privilege of doing, that people of color don’t have the privilege of.

WEBB (dumbfounded): How do I have the privilege of white privilege?

MARTIN: David, by virtue of being a white male you have white privilege.

WEBB: Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped. I’m black.

Wait, so you mean “white privilege” is just a generic insult to throw at people you know nothing about?!

Surprise

Martin’s response: “I stand corrected.”

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