On Wednesday, Jon Stewart squared off against Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly over the concept of white privilege.
Stewart told O’Reilly that all he wanted out of their interview was for O’Reilly to admit that it existed. O’Reilly, of course, refused and said that to admit it meant that you had to admit that Asian privilege also existed.
O’Reilly then said, “Maybe you haven’t figured out that there is no more slavery, no more Jim Crow. And the most powerful man in the world is a black American, and the most powerful woman in the world, Oprah Winfrey, is black!”
“Being able to give people a free car does not make you the most powerful woman in the world,” Stewart responded. “You are carrying more of a burden as a black person in this country than a white person in this country … They don’t stop and frisk Wall Street bankers.”
Watch an edited version of the interview.
The full 12 minute interview is available on The Daily Show website.