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: