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CNN Analyst Calls Out Black Radio Host David Webb for His 'White Privilege'

David Webb, a conservative radio personality, speaks on the air in Hasbrook Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Joe Epstein)

On Tuesday morning, CNN political analyst Areva Martin told a black conservative radio host that he got his position thanks to “white privilege.”

“I never considered my color the issue. I considered my qualifications the issue,” Fox Nation host David Webb said in a debate on Sirius XM radio.

“Well, David, you know that’s a whole ‘nother long conversation about white privilege and things that you have the privilege of doing that people of color don’t have the privilege of,” Martin shot back.

“How do I have the privilege of white privilege?” Webb asked.

The CNN analyst explained the basic idea of white privilege, assuming the Fox Nation host’s race. “David… by virtue of being a white male you have white privilege,” Martin insisted.

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

After a few moments of stunned silence, Martin responded, “OK, then. I stand corrected.”

“That’s actually insulting,” David Webb explained. “See, you went to white privilege. This is the falsehood in this. You went immediately with an assumption. Your people obviously, or you, didn’t look. You’re talking to a black man.”

Areva Martin apologized on air, but the damage was done. Mediate first broke the story, and it grew from there.

Webb has shared the story far and wide.

Areva Martin achieved two things with her monstrous mistake: She convinced conservatives that the Left will do anything to delegitimize conservative voices and she increased David Webb’s national profile. If he weren’t rightly insulted, the Fox Nation host should be thanking her.

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