David Webb called Areva Martin out on her mindless assumption about white privilege, but she didn’t rethink it; she just blamed her staff for bad briefing.
Perhaps you’ve already heard about Areva Martin, a CNN legal analyst who happens to be black, tell David Webb, a Sirius XM radio and Fox Nation personality who is also black, that he is the beneficiary of “white privilege.” If you haven’t heard this radio broadcast, you absolutely have to listen to it.
Really: listening is not optional, not just because of the white privilege narrative that plays on an endless loop in Martin’s head, but also because of her response to facts — in this case, the fact being that Webb is black, not white:
For those who can’t get the audio to play, Webb talks about the fact that qualifications, not ethnicity or wealth matter when it comes to finding a place in the media world. To elaborate on this issue, he notes that worked across several different fields in the media and gained qualifications in all. This dialogue then ensued:
MARTIN: Well, David, 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. . . .
WEBB: 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 have been better prepped. I’m black … See, you went to white privilege. This is the falsehood in this. 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, and went on to work for Fox News, where I’m told apparently blacks aren’t supposed to work, but yet you come with this assumption and you go to white privilege. That’s actually insulting!