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CNN Legal Analyst Accuses Black Conservative David Webb of Having White Privilege

CNN Legal Analyst Accuses Black Conservative David Webb of Having White Privilege

“things that you have the privilege of doing, that people of color don’t have the privilege of”

David Webb is a black, conservative commentator and talk radio host. You may recognize him from his frequent appearances on FOX News over the years.

During his radio show this week, he had on CNN legal analyst Areva Martin as a guest, who apparently has never seen a photo of Webb.

Brian Flood reports at FOX News:

CNN legal analyst Areva Martin accuses David Webb of ‘white privilege’ before learning he’s black

It was a rough day for author and CNN legal analyst Areva Martin on Tuesday.

Martin accused Sirius XM radio and Fox Nation host David Webb of “white privilege” during a segment on a radio program before he broke the news.

“Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped. I’m black,” Webb said.

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.

“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.

“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.”

Webb did not let Martin off the hook for this. He went on to berate her for immediately going to race and for making assumptions. To her credit, Martin apologized.

Listen to the audio below:

Webb had some fun with this on Twitter:

If you’d like to learn more about Webb and his Sirius radio show, visit his website.

Featured image via YouTube.


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Rabid diversity (i.e. color judgment) run amuck.

When you’ve lost the debate, go for the race card. That seems to be the only go-to these brain-dead Liberals have.

pablo panadero | January 16, 2019 at 1:40 pm

You know that you have won the intellectual argument when you are accused of white privilege.

    It’s an old bit of legal advice for attorneys: If the facts are on your side, argue the facts. If the law is on your side, argue the law.

    If neither is on your side, attack the credibility of the witness and/or opposing counsel.

    “White privilege” is an attack on personal credibility. If they’re going there, it means the facts aren’t on their side…

    … and they know it.

      irv in reply to Archer. | January 16, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      No. She went there because she’s an idiot and a racist. She doesn’t have a clue whether there are facts on either side. That’s the norm.

This is exactly why our schools must teach all of our children how to read, write, and speak good english. The privileges that come with good diction are real.

Of course, this clip does expose the racist assumption by the CNN talking head, that one’s skin color can be detected over the radio.

Colonel Travis | January 16, 2019 at 2:05 pm

She said this about it: “My people gave me wrong information.”

Ah, no. Her people told her David Webb was white? Are her people blind? There’s no way her people said – you will be talking to a white guy. Why does she even need people to do her basic research? She can’t google David Webb? Is she that incompetent or that important not to waste her precious time learning things on her own?

Her people gave her nothing about his color and she assumed that because he was a male conservative that he was white.

Leftists are horrible at everything, especially lying.

    You and I saw the same thing (see my comment right below yours).

    She didn’t apologize for making assumptions. She only apologized for making the wrong assumptions.

    That she made those assumptions in the first place — and felt safe in doing so — is the problem, and David Webb did good on calling her on that.

    “Leftists are horrible at everything, especially lying.”

    True, but amazing given the amount of practice they have.

To her credit, Martin apologized.

Well… sort-of apologized.

She did say she apologized, but then qualified it by saying, “My people gave me wrong information.”

Questions: Did “they” directly tell her that he’s white? Did “they” tell her anything about him personally?

Or did she assume he’s white because “they” didn’t explicitly say he’s not?

More seriously: She calls herself a journalist and contributes to nationally-syndicated news shows, but did she do ANY follow-up research herself? Or does she always rely on and repeat what “her people” tell her? (And I’ll be interested to see what she does over the next few months, most notably if she starts verifying for herself whatever she receives from “them”.)

Because THAT is the main problem with intersectionality and grievance politics in general, and “white privilege” in particular — it’s a double-assumption; it makes unverified assumptions about race/religion/sex/gender/whatever, and then assumes they have more validity than actual, verifiable facts.

She didn’t apologize for “calling out his privilege”. She apologized for getting “wrong information” and calling out the wrong kind of “privilege” — for hitting the wrong square on the intersectionality grid.

Good on him for not letting it go, for hitting right back at her racial assumptions and reminding the audience that “white privilege” is always based on assumptions — not facts — and says more about the person talking than whoever they’re talking about.

    Heidinbodi in reply to Archer. | January 16, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    I’m very sure her people told her she’d be going on a show with a Fox commentator, and just leaped to the assumption from there.

      That thought occurred to me, too, but it would mean she wasn’t “given wrong information.”

      If she’s lying about that, then her apology is qualified by lies, and is therefore no apology at all.

      Unless she assumes that because she’s talking to a black host, that the part about interviewing a FOX News contributor must have been wrong.

      But then we’re back to her unfounded assumptions. It’s not any better for her.

    Colonel Travis in reply to Archer. | January 16, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Well said.

CNN beclowns itself yet again. I almost feel bad picking on the “slow kid”.

    Don’t feel bad; CNN is not the “slow kid”.

    They lie, misrepresent, and take things out-of-context. They do it all intentionally to make a political statement.

    That’s not news; that’s leftist propaganda under the guise of legitimate journalism.

    It’s our civic duty to call out the lies and make sure as many people as possible know that CNN, in its current form, is “fake news”.

There are folks of a certain political persuasion who think that black people cannot be racist. I disagree.

Exhibit A: “Racism is a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” [Merriam-Webster Dictionary]

By this definition of racism, Areva Martin is a racist. Q.E.D.

Let’s say we believe her about her people “giving her the wrong information”(translation—-that he is a white guy). It means this lady didn’t even bother to google the guy at all….didn’t bother to do any prep at all on him.

This is the height of arrogance!!

I have listened to many people talking about their debate prep, and the common theme is to know who you are up against. Know what they look like…know what they wear….know what they are currently saying and what they have said. Prep is the total package. This lady basically went in there and half assed it….Actually she quarter assed it. What an embarrassment…..not that I am complaining. Hubris….lefty hubris. Pathetic and lazy.

My next question would have been: “Why do you insist people of color do not have the privilege of doing the things I did when my experience proves that it’s a lie?”

DouglasJBender | January 16, 2019 at 10:01 pm

I posted the following on another forum about that interview, and thought it would be wrong to deprive readers here of the opportunity to read it; so…

“David, this is radio — You sound white, and that’s all that matters.”