Talk show host calls out black commentator for his “white privilege”, by Paul Mirengoff.
“White privilege” is a dubious concept. It’s typically invoked in lieu of reasoned rebuttal. Often, it’s akin to an ad hominen argument.
The concept first gained currency on college campuses. Ironically, the most obvious beneficiaries of privilege on campus are minority students with inferior qualifications who are admitted because of their race or ethnicity.
For the most part, those who talk about white privilege are dimwits who hope to preclude genuine argument.
CNN’s Areva Martin is a case in point. On her radio show, Martin interviewed conservative talk show host David Webb about diversity in the media. Here, via Amber Athey of the Daily Caller, is the key part of their exchange: …
David, by virtue of being a white male, you have white privilege.
Webb (after a pause):
Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped. I am black. You’re talking to a black man who started out in rock radio in Boston. . . .
Martin apologized for her comment and insisted that her team gave her incorrect information about Webb’s race. Did Martin ask her “team” to research Webb’s race? Very possibly. Did her “team” tell Webb is white? Probably not.
Color blind was so simple and fair. But at the moment it doesn’t help the elite and the left.