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In a disastrous interview this week, CNN analyst Areva Martin accused Sirius XM and Fox Nation host David Webb of benefiting from “white privilege,” but she failed to realize that he’s black.
Martin and Webb were having a discussion on Webb’s radio show Tuesday about what makes someone qualified for certain jobs.
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Webb explained that when applying for jobs, he considered relevant experience more important than his skin color.
“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,” Webb said.
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Martin thought she had Webb cornered. She thought she could simply dismiss Webb’s point because she believed he was a white man benefiting from “white privilege.”
“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,” Martin said smugly.
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She failed to address Webb’s point about work experience being more important than skin color.
Instead of making an actual argument, she accused Webb of benefiting from “white privilege.” But that was a mistake.
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“How do I have the privilege of white privilege?” Webb asked.
“David, by virtue of being a...
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