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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!

Oh Lord.

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.”

Oops.

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22 thoughts on “CNN’s Areva Martin Accuses Fox News’ David Webb Of ‘White Privilege’

  1. Gary R on said:

    I’m a white male and find it encouraging to see the comments rebuking Martin’s position. I have said it for many years that we should all identify as Americans and as long as we continue to place ourselves in spectate boxes pointing blame and we will continue to be divided and thus easily defeated. Our country has a long history w some black eyes but no mater the color we are Americans.

  2. Areva Martin is obviously as racist as any KKK member. Racism isn’t going to end as long as black racists are embraced by the black community. Oust this crazy bitch off of CNN. She probably got to where she is via affirmative action, getting passed in school with lower grades than other races and checking the black box on employment apps. She’s benefitted from “black privilege” yet is throwing up “white privilege.

    • Chris Vidal on said:

      People like Areva Martin perpetuate racism in this country. By using the false moniker “white privilege” she is stating that black people can’t succeed on their own merit & experience! In her case, “black privilege” probably got her the CNN job & saved her from being fired!

    • Actually FOX has more black news persons than ms-lead-MBC and their better looking
      especially compared to that hot mess homophobe bigoted Jemima Reid

    • Chris Vidal on said:

      You are wrong! David Webb is extremely qualified. He is intelligent and experienced. He is also well-spoken and dignified. He was rightly offended by Areva Martin’s racist remark. People like Areva Martin perpetuate racism in this country. By using the false moniker “white privilege” she is stating that black people can’t succeed on their own merit & experience! In her case, “black privilege” probably got her the CNN job & saved her from being fired!

  3. This does not look good. WHen you are speaking, know what you are talking about; otherwise, you are going to make Donald Trump look truthful about Fake news/fake media.

    • Chris Vidal on said:

      “Uncle Tom”? What a racist comment! You are so ignorant, you probably don’t even know who Uncle Tom is! People like you and Areva Martin perpetuate racism in this country. By using the false moniker “white privilege” you are stating that black people can’t succeed on their own merit & experience! In Areva’s case, “black privilege” probably got her the CNN job & saved her from being fired!

      • Oscar Sylvan on said:

        Unless this was on radio,which it wasn’t, there was no excuse for Martin to accuse a black man of getting over on white privilege and as a supposed media professional all she had to do was look at the monitor.CNN should fire her for causing the network such embarassment,and there are plenty of talented black female journalists around to replace her,so she shouldn’t be elevated to the status of martyrdom like Jemele Hill (who’d make an excellent replacement since she wants to get out of the sports field).That said conservatives are in no position to deny the existence of white privilege after the affirmative-action (by the Electoral College) election of Donald Trump,the most unqualified POTUS candidate in history.

    • You say Mr. Webb is probably an Uncle Tom as if it’s a bad thing. You do know that Uncle Tom was a hero, right? What happened? Did you and Areduh! Martin go to the same school?

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