Roland Martin confronts white nationalist Richard Spencer on NewsOne Now
After Spencer and the alt-right movement recently made headlines for hailing Trump at a meeting after most of the journalists had gone, Martin put the screws to the alt-right leader.
“If Whites are dominating jobs in banking, if Whites are dominating jobs on Wall Street, If Whites are dominating hedge funds, if Whites are dominating [as] NFL owners and NBA owners, if Whites are dominating in the major sectors – how in the world can you somehow say, ‘Oh, my god. It’s rough for us White people out here?’” Martin asked Spencer.
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Posted by Roland Martin on Tuesday, November 22, 2016
“It doesn’t at all surprise me that Whites succeed. We have succeeded throughout the centuries, we are people of great genius and ambition, so none of that surprises me. In terms of looking at all of these CEOs – a lot of these are older people, they’re from a generation that comes from a very different population. What I’m worried about right now is our younger people. These institutions are actively, explicitly trying to discriminate against them in terms of hiring,” Spencer replies.
Martin later told Spencer that African-Americans and minorities had made great strides, and there was nothing wrong with that.
“You and your people have had a great head start – a tremendous head start,” he said.“When you have a head start, that means you’re scared to compete. See, I know some other Whites out there who are not White nationalists, who aren’t afraid of competition, who are not afraid of this.”
“You’ve dealt with a bunch of guilt-ridden silly Whites all your life and we are waking up. We are recognizing who we are and we see an amazing future – so you better get ready,” Spencer shot back.
Check out the fiery debate below.