CNN contributor Areva Martin just had a big painful “oops” moment and it reminds us of the old Southwest Airlines commercial that asks, “Do you wanna get away?”
Tuesday morning, Martin basically learned that the hard way – after mistakenly accusing Sirius XM radio host and Fox News contributor David Webb of using his “white privilege” during a discussion on race – that Webb is, in fact, black!
It happened during a debate on whether race or qualifications should be an issue when hiring people for certain jobs. Martin made her move when Webb said that expertise and experience are what matter:
“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.”
Webb shot back: “How do I have the privilege of white privilege?”
“David… by virtue of being a white male you have white privilege.”
Martin answered before Webb cut her off:
“Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped. I’m black.”