Megyn Kelly, O’Reilly Clash Over ‘White Privilege’ in Ferguson
After ticking off several statistics that demonstrate black Americans are at a disadvantage both economically and socially, Kelly said there’s “a lot of evidence” supporting the idea that whites have unique privilege in the U.S.
O’Reilly countered that Asian-Americans are not “troubled,” academically outperforming whites. “It all comes down to family, culture, personal responsibility,” he said. “All of these things which we don’t hear much about and this is what drives the poverty.”
“Look, it’s not just families and culture,” Kelly said. She referenced “white flight,” the tendency of white residents to leave communities when a number of blacks move nearby. “The black population feels forgotten, Bill” she said. “That’s why they feel resentful.”
Ferguson is currently in a state of unrest following the killing of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man who was unarmed when he was shot dead on Aug. 9 by a white police officer. The officer, Darren Wilson, has been in hiding while a grand jury deliberates whether to indict him.
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