On Fox News, Tucker Carlson and another white guy explain how hard it is to be white

Moore suggested that if black people spent a day in a white person's shoes, they'd realize that racism isn't as big of a deal as it's made out to be.


Fox News’ Tucker Carlson devoted a segment of his show on Wednesday to criticizing “major websites” for “attacking white people.”

After decrying the alleged “casual racism” in a number of stories published by African-American news and culture site The Root, Carlson interviewed Chadwick Moore, a New York City-based journalist and former liberal who now identifies as a conservative after his September 2016 Out Magazine profile of Milo Yiannopoulos wasn’t well received.

Moore suggested that if black people spent a day in a white person’s shoes, they’d realize that racism isn’t as big of a deal as it’s made out to be.

“If you want to see racism everywhere, if you’re brainwashed to see racism everywhere, or homophobia everywhere, or whatever, then you will,” Moore said. “That’s the world you will live in. You know, I was having a conversation with a woman not too long ago about this — a young, upper middle class black woman. And she was talking about how badly she gets treated here on the street here in New York, and I said to her, ‘What if you lived for one day as a white woman, and you were treated in the exact same way — people were just as rude to you. What then?'”


Carlson responded by indicating he agrees with Moore’s point, saying, “Yeah, it doesn’t make anybody happier to see everything through that lens.”

Regardless of how people are treated on the street, Moore’s comments completely overlooks the role institutional racism in the business world, law enforcement, and the educational system.

On Twitter, Moore defended his comments, and claimed that he was the victim of discrimination for being white.

Tucker Carlson has carved out a niche defending white people. In recent months, he’s use his prime time spot on Fox News to promote Gab, a white nationalist social media site, and defended the racist dogwhistles President Trump has used in his tirades against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.