Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Sunday said that liberals were making a “racist attack” by pointing out that “white privilege” exists in America.
During an interview on Fox News, Carlson noted that conservative columnist Kurt Schlichter had been criticized for a recent column claiming what people thought was white privilege was “just me being better than you.”
"I mean, it’s silly on its face," the Fox News host opined. "Some white people are privileged, some aren’t. Some black people are, some aren’t. It’s strikes me as, by definition, a racist attack in that it’s making a generalization — a negative one — based on skin color."
"Absolutely," Schlichter insisted. "Absolutely, it’s un-American and immoral. It makes you forever and forever stuck in one category."
"All of us have worked, all of us have achieved something," he continued. "That is how we measure character, that’s how we measure what the value of a person is, not some arbitrary category imposed by some ponytailed grad students who have taken too many gender study seminars."
"That is just so fantastic," Carlson smiled.
I think he’s trying to say that “white privilege” is not the only subcategory of “privilege.” But instead of saying that, he says a bunch of other things that reveal the scope and depth of his white privilege. Also his ignorance. Also his unselfconsciousness.
Note that “we measure character” based on someone’s achievements in life, not by simply putting a person into an arbitrary category based on how they look. That’s what ponytailed grad students do.
- a privileged white guy (which, btw, is the only kind)