A CNN legal analyst accused a radio host of being out of touch because of his “white privilege” — only to find out that he’s black.
Civil rights attorney Areva Martin made the embarrassing assumption about David Webb on his Sirius XM radio show, “Patriot,” Tuesday during a conversation about race and job qualifications.
“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 on the show.To which Martin, who co-hosts the syndicated talk show “Face the Truth,” responded: “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.”
“How do I have the privilege of white privilege?” Webb asked.
“David, by virtue of being a white male, you have white privilege. This whole long conversation, I don’t have time to get into — ”
That’s when Webb interrupted: “Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped,” he said. “I’m black.”
Webb, also a “Fox Nation” host, scolded Martin for the assumption, saying it was “insulting.”
“You see, you went to white privilege; this is the falsehood in this,” he said. “You went immediately with an assumption. Your people, obviously, or you didn’t look.”