During a guest radio appearance, a CNN legal analyst said the show’s host, who is black, has benefited from “white privilege.”
The segment aired Tuesday during a SiriusXM show hosted by David Webb, who is also a contributor at Fox News. His guest during the segment was Areva Martin, a civil rights attorney and CNN legal analyst.
According to a clip posted to Twitter, Webb details his rise in the media, saying he always saw his qualifications as a more important issue than his color.
“Well, David, that’s a whole ‘nother 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.
When Webb asks how he benefits, Martin said it’s “by virtue of being a white male.”
“Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped. I’m black,” said Webb.
Webb then scolds Martin for making the assumption, going through his qualifications ultimately leading him to Fox News “where I’m told apparently blacks aren’t supposed to work.”
“Yet, you come with this assumption, and you go to white privilege. That’s actually insulting,” Webb said.
Martin apologized, noting “my people gave me wrong information.”
Both Fox News and a spokesperson for Martin declined to comment. CNN could not be immediately reached for comment.
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