Can you say AWKWARD?! CNN legal analyst Areva Martin made quite the clown of herself when she accused Sirius XM radio and Fox Nation host David Webb of having “white privilege” on Tuesday.
“Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped. I’m black,” Webb said. “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.”
Awkward! I bet her ears were burning after that one! That’s what happens when you automatically pull the race card when you don’t agree with someone!
The embarrassing moment occurred during a discussion about experience being more important than race when determining whether or not someone is qualified for a particular job.
“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,” said Martin – who also hosts CBS’ “Face the Truth.”
A dumbfounded Webb asked, “How do I have the privilege of white privilege?”
Martin responded, “David, by virtue of being a white male you have white privilege.”
The Fox Nation host then explained that he was actually black.
“I stand corrected,” Martin said.
Webb scolded Martin for running with an “assumption” and she then blamed her team for providing inaccurate information.
“That’s actually insulting,” Webb told Martin, and she replied, “It is and I apologize. I was given wrong information.”
It doesn’t matter what information she was given. To automatically accuse someone of having privilege because of what color their skin MAY be just shows outright ignorance.