On Thursday, Sally Kohn tweeted that earlier in the day she’d forgotten her wallet, but an “MTA officer let me on the subway for free.” Kohn hashtagged the tweet “#classprivilege #whiteprivilege.” Kohn was then roundly criticized for “turning a kind gesture into a race issue.”

Kohn responded with this question today:

Because First Amendment protections for all Americans can be equated with alleging that the reason somebody gave you a free subway ride was because of your skin color?

Kohn received some helpful schooling:

Kohn showed signs of starting to get it, albeit unintentionally:

Bottom line: