He accused radio host David Webb of ‘white privilege’. web is black
Fox Nation host David Webb was accused of playing white privilege in his favor on his own show and clips from the radio show broke the internet!
Apparently, CNN analyst Areva Martin was on Tuesday with David Webb on his Sirius XM show. She was on the call with radio host Areva Martin, discussing whether or not a person’s race should be a factor in deciding. Webb said that he “never considered my complexion to be an issue” and relied on his experience growing up professionally in the media world.
Webb said he was hurt by the allegations, to say the least, and immediately corrected CNN analyst Areva Martin. Webb believes that the skin is just an organ and merit is the real qualification for any privilege. Areva apologized saying that her team gave her wrong information.
Areva probably googled David Webb, displaying photos of a white American jeweler with major clients such as Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Barbra Streisand, who had a company named after him. David Webb died of pancreatic cancer in 1975.
Areva Martin should have thoroughly scrutinized her facts before making such serious allegations, especially given her position with CNN. Throwing out his team and production was also not a very good move. This hugging situation could have been avoided.
The days of blind hunting are over and information is readily available for those looking for it. Media is fast and mistakes go viral. In this time and age, people need to be more sensitive to any kind of accusation and especially to complex topics like caste, gender and stigma. But that’s just me. What do you think about it?