A CNN contributor, Areva Martin, made an accusation in regards to Fox Nation and Sirius XM host David Webb in a radio segment that literally couldn’t happen on television on Tuesday.
In a segment about equal opportunity and fair hiring on live radio, Martin asserted that Webb had been the beneficiary of “privilege” within the context of his professional career, which “people of color don’t have.” Webb had spoken about how he had considered professional qualification the driving factor throughout his experiences in media.
Webb seemed initially confused by Martin’s accusation- justifiably so, as the individual she was accusing of possessing white privilege happened to be black. After asking her for clarification, Martin explained to Webb that “by virtue of being a white male, you have white privilege.” A surprised Webb went on correct Martin’s false assumption that she was speaking to a privileged white male.
“Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should have been better prepped: I’m black.”
A corrected Martin would go on to explain that she stood corrected, offering her apologies to Webb for her incorrect perception of the person she was debating over issues pertaining to equal opportunity in American society.
Could we have seen a preview of the next innovation in progressive social justice from Martin? Perhaps you don’t need to be white to be a beneficiary of “white privilege” after all- opening up a path for progressives and liberals to apply the phrase towards right-of-center individuals of all racial backgrounds. In other words, all that could be required to be “privileged” is to be deemed inconvenient to the progressive left.
Reuters Calls Louisville Riots Where Cops Were Shot by Black Lives Matter Terrorists ‘Mostly Peaceful’
After cops were shot in Louisville during widespread Black Lives Matter rioting on Wednesday night, Reuters had the audacity to claim that the demonstrations were “mostly peaceful.”
Demonstrations in Louisville wore on past nightfall in defiance of a 9 p.m. curfew and remained mostly peaceful until several gunshots rang out in the midst of a skirmish between protesters and heavily armed police https://t.co/lvEd2XalpJ pic.twitter.com/L8GrPNrwCg
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 24, 2020
In the Reuters article linked in the tweet, the shooting of the police officers was buried in the article. Instead, editors focused on the race of the cops who returned fire to Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend after he shot at them while they were carrying out a lawful warrant at his home.
“Two white policemen who fired into the apartment of Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker, will not be prosecuted for her death because their use of force was justified, and a third was charged with endangering her neighbors, Kentucky’s attorney general said on Wednesday,” they wrote.
Reuters buried the lead, opting to demonize the “heavily armed police” who sent the “crowd scurrying for cover,” even though it was the Black Lives Matter/ANTIFA terrorists who shot the law enforcement officers.
Big League Politics reported on the decision by Kentucky officials to charge one of the three officers involved in the shooting death of Taylor:
On September 23, 2020, Jefferson County Judge Annie O’Connell announced that fired detective Brett Hankinson will be indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for his actions on the night of Breonna Taylor’s death.
Hankison had previously admitted to shooting blindly. Some of those shots were fired into neighboring apartments not into Breonna Taylor’s where her boyfriend had opened fire onto police.
Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly, the other two officers involved in a serving a search warrant on the night that Taylor was killed, did not receive any charges.
The city of Louisville was placed under a state of emergency on September 22, when city officials shutdown a significant portion of the city perimeter to traffic. The majority of administrative building and other businesses were boarded up prior to the decision. Louisville has been rocked by riots related to Taylor’s death in March. These riots have been occurring for over 100 days and have resulted in a number of deaths and heated confrontations with law enforcement.
Starting on the night of September 23, there will be a 72-hour curfew in Louisville. The curfew will not apply to people partaking in essential travel, which includes work-related purposes or medical attention. Kentucky National Guard members will be deployed to the city for the purpose of maintaining public order…
Conservatives and nationalists should make it a point to promote healthy debate, while establishing a baseline of public security, to ensure that the country does not spiral further out of control in such times of instability.
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