CNN's Areva Martin Tells Black Radio host he has "White Privilege"

Sirius XM radio host David Webb, who happens to be black, had an awkward moment on his show this week when a CNN analyst began lecturing him on his alleged “white privilege.”

The moment came while Mr. Webb and his guest discussed hiring practices.

“That’s a whole other long conversation about white privilege, the things that you have the privilege of doing, that people of color don’t have the privilege of,” Areva Martin said of the host’s emphasis on credentials over pigmentation.

“How do I have the privilege of white privilege?” Mr. Webb asked, Mediaite reported.

“David, by virtue of being a white male you have white privilege,” the guest replied.

“Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped. I’m black,” the Fox News contributor deadpanned. “You went immediately with an assumption. You’re talking to a black man who started out in rock radio in Boston, who crossed the paths into hip-hop rebuilding one of the greatest black stations in America.”

“I apologize,” Ms. Martin replied. “Because my people gave me wrong information.”

 
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