This Monday’s O’Reilly Factor took place not in the studios of Fox News but in the Twilight Zone — that is the only logical explanation for Megyn “everyone knows that Jesus and Santa are white” Kelly calling out professional racist O’Reilly on the topic of white privilege.
O’Reilly asked Kelly if she believed in the “theory” of white privilege.
“There’s a lot of evidence behind it,” Kelly surprisingly replied. “If you look at the statistics, Bill, they are alarming.”
Going on, Kelly noted that her research had shown that the black unemployment rate in Ferguson is 3 times that for whites, and that black men between 16 and 24 have an almost 50 percent unemployment rate while whites in the same age group have a 16 percent rate of unemployment. She pointed out that a black child in the United States is 4 times as likely to live in a poor neighborhood than a white child, and while 20 percent of white children live in single parent homes, 52 percent of black children do.
She went on to say that blacks are incarcerated at a rate that is 6 times that of whites, the housing in Ferguson is segregated and the schools available to the black children are substandard — two statistics which correlate to “low prospects in life.” The St. Louis area has a low probability of those who are born poor ever being able to raise themselves up out of poverty at any time in their lifetimes.
She used those facts to explain why only 18 percent of blacks have any confidence in the investigation into Michael Brown’s death while 52 percent of whites think that the investigation will be thorough and fair.
Bill, of course, was having none of it:
“Let me challenge the stats here, number one you have a black Attorney General who is basically running the investigation, so I don’t know why African-Americans wouldn’t have confidence in that…Secondly, the Asian-American community is not a troubled situation, as everybody knows, their academics are better than whites. They have language to overcome while black Americans don’t.
It all comes down to families, culture, personal responsibility, all of these things which we don’t hear anything or much about and this is what drives the poverty.”
Kelly attempted to show him that blacks have good reason to believe that they have been left behind and ignored. But Bill refused to back away, insisting that it is the blacks who have brought all of their misfortune and poverty upon themselves.
Watch the segment in the video below.