On Friday, The Post Millennial contributor Savanah Hernandez posted a conversation she had with a student at the University of Texas at Austin and as he tried to explain his "white privilege" to her, "she decided to take the opportunity to deprogram him in live time."
"I grew up as a white man and you're the exact opposite, you know? And so it's like, my experiences are gonna be different from yours," he said. "How come?" Hernandez immediately asked. "I think, you know, there's a thing of, like, white privilege," he answered. She then asked, "What privileges do you have that I don't have?" And left the student stumped.
"Oh, see, that's the question I keep asking myself because like, in this day and age, like all the laws, I say all the laws—it's hard to speak on something I'm not fully knowledgeable of. So like, I'm sorry if I like make mistake," he replied.
"Do you think it's a problem in society when white people think that they have more privileges than brown or black people?" She asked.
"Yeah, and I think that's sort of the agenda that's pushed off because, personally, it's like, not that I think I'm more privileged than anyone else because I had to work to get where I was," he said.
Hernandez continued, "Why do you have that mentality immediately where you, you know, kind of apologize to me, like, let's talk about privilege, let's talk about 'I'm a white man in America so we could have grown up differently,' Why is that your first initial reaction to me as a brown woman?"
"Wow, you're getting me good. See these are kind of conversations that I love having and I think it comes from a place of like, I wouldn't say caution. But like, in this day and age, people are so quick to judge and react and cancel. And so I guess it's that like caution to go into an interview like this," he said.
On Twitter, Sydney Watson tweeted, "This is probably the first non aggressive interaction this kid has had about this topic. Changin' minds in real time, Sav."
The Post Millennial Editor-at-Large Andy Ngo tweeted, "I believe he was doing leftist simping based on the assumption that you held those views based on your race."
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